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Running Time 143 min
MPAA rating R
Release Date Jun 1, 2012
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For Greater Glory

In late 1920s Mexico, retired Gen. Gorostieta (Andy Garcia) and his wife (Eva Longoria) watch their country degenerate into violent civil war when the government enacts a series of anti-clerical laws. Gorostieta is at first hesitant to join the rebels, known as Cristeros, until he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen. Though the odds are against him, the general nevertheless transforms a ragtag band of rebels into a formidable fighting force.

Andy Garcia Gen. Gorostieta
Eva Longoria Tulita
Peter O'Toole Father Christopher
Joseph Infantolino El Catorce
Santiago Cabrera Father Vega
Catalina Sandino Moreno Adriana
Bruce Greenwood Ambassador Morrow
Rubén Blades President Calles
Nestor Carbonell Mayor Picazo
Mauricio Kuri Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio
Adrian Alonso Lalo
Eduardo Verastegui Anacleto

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June 1, 2012 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

"For Greater Glory" is a meandering, malnourished epic of a forgotten Mexican civil war, the one "after" the Mexican Revolution that made Pancho Villa famous. This period piece, partly financed by the Catholic Knights of Columbus, is about the Cristeros War, when Catholic priests and peasants took up arms against Mexico's revolutionary government's efforts to repress the Catholic Church.

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