About the TV Show

Roque Santeiro

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Roque Santeiro

First Air Date: June 24, 1985

First Aired on    :   1985
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Aguinaldo Silva,Dias Gomes
Networks    :   TV Globo
Genres    :   Soap,Comedy
Seasons/Episodes    :   209 episodes in 1 Seasons

In the tiny poor town of Asa Branca, in the middle of Brazilian Northeast, Roque Santeiro is worshiped as a saint. He was supposedly killed by a bandit, 18 years ago, trying to save the local church. After his disappearance, local leaderships such as landowner Sinhozinho Malta and mayor Florindo, took profit on that to control the humble population. They even make up a widow, Porcina, who should have married Roque secretly before his death. What they don't expect is that Roque is alive, and he's back to, allegedly, "save his people". Now Malta, Florindo, Porcina, and others must hold him down and explain the "truth" to their commoners, in a desperate attempt to save their own bottoms. Meanwhile, mysterious facts surround Asa Branca, such as a Werewolf, a film crew who are trying to shoot a movie about Roque's story, and violent murderers.


Roque Santeiro on IMDb 8.8


Seasons

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Season 1 (1985)

209 episodes




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