If you like and enjoy Raul Julia, this is a must see, little known yet brilliant film - a docudrama.
Raul, as Romero, goes from a mouse of a man to a most intense and powerful voice - a leader.
A second file, an Extra, features deleted scenes and narration.
This is a rip of the Korean-produced DVD.
Director: John Duigan
Writer (WGA): John Sacret Young (written by)
Release Date: 25 August 1989 (USA)
Genre: Biography | Drama
Plot: The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.
In El Salvador, the new bishop speaks out against the death squads and the terror campaign the government is using in an attempt to crush the guerilla war that is being waged against them. This is seen as disloyality and the number of priests attacked goes up and even churches are shut down by the government. Based on a true story, Romero was assassinated in March, 1980.
Romero is the true story of the catholic priest Archbishop Oscar Romero who lived in El Salvador during the political unrest in the 1980s. The government has launched a 'terror campaign' against the guerillas in an attempt to crush them. Archbishop Romero's protests against governments' actions is perceived as disloyalty. As an example to others, the government begins to destroy churches and murder priests. Despite persecution, Romero continues to speak out against the atrocities the government is committing against the people of El Salvador, until his untimely death.
Awards: 2 nominations
(Cast overview, first billed only)
Raul Julia ... Archbishop Oscar Romero
Richard Jordan ... Father Rutilio Grande
Ana Alicia ... Arista Zelada
Eddie Velez ... Lt. Columa
Alejandro Bracho ... Father Alfonzo Osu?a
Tony Plana ... Father Manuel Morantes
Harold Gould ... Francisco Galedo
Lucy Reina ... Lucia
Al Ruscio ... Bishop Estrada
Tony Perez ... Father Rafael Villez
Robert Viharo ... Col. Ernesto Dorio
Harold Cannon ... Gen. Humberto
Claudio Brook ... Bishop Flores
Martin LaSalle ... Bishop Rivera y Damas
Eduardo L?pez Rojas ... Bishop Cordova
Sound Mix: Dolby