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"In defense of the poor in El Salvador, he fought with the only weapon he had... the truth."
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The movie Romero is set in 1977 in El Salvador. During this time there was a presidential election and a guerilla uprising. This made the military send out death squads to kill people that spoke out against the country. Romero was named Archbishop of San Salvador by the Vatican. Another man of the church Father Grande was killed due to his opposition of the Liberation Theology. Romero begins to speak out against the government and organize peaceful protests. He finds out that his friend Father Osuna has been captured and tutored by the guerillas. No one is safe at this time. He organizes a boycott of the election and holds church is areas that were taken over by the military. Even though he peaceful he was still going against the orders of the government.

PG-13
| 1989 | 1 hr 42 min | 7.2/10
Cast
Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez
Director
John Duigan
Produced By
Fr. Ellwood (Bud) Kieser
Language
English
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