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Release Date: August 25, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «In defense of the poor in El Salvador, he fought with the only weapon he had... the truth.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Paulist Productions
Director    :   John Duigan
Producers    :   Bob Morones, Lawrence Mortorff, Michael Ray Rhodes, Ellwood Kieser, John Sacret Young
Writers    :   John Sacret Young
RunTime    :   105 mins.

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

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