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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) Soundtrack: Fiesta Composer: Dave Grusin Director: Robert Redford Stars: Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford and Sonia Braga Awards: Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations Genres: Comedy | Fantasy | Drama Country: USA Lang

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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) Soundtrack: Fiesta Composer: Dave Grusin Director: Robert Redford Stars: Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford and Sonia Braga Awards: Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations Genres: Comedy | Fantasy | Drama Country: USA Language: English | Spanish Release Date: 18 March 1988 Runtime: 117 min Production Co: Esparza Storyline In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon illegally diverts water to irrigate his bean field, the local people support him because of their resentment of water use laws that favor the rich like Devine. When the Governor sends in ruthless troubleshooter Kyril Montana to settle things quickly before the lucrative development is cancelled, a small war threatens to erupt. Written by Reid Gagle ___________________________________ Dave Grusin David Grusin (born June 26, 1934) is an American composer, arranger and pianist. Grusin has composed many scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his soundtrack and record work, including an Academy award and 12 Grammys. He has had a prolific recording career as an artist, arranger, producer and executive producer. Grusin's almost staggering output can be documented from the late 50s to the current recordings. All Music Guide includes a thorough list of his credits. In the late 70s, he formed GRP records along with his partner, Larry Rosen, and began to create some of the first commercial digital recordings.The label was one of the first to promote CDs in the early 80s. GRP Records was sold to Universal Records in the middle 90s for a reported $40 million. Grusin was also at the forefront of soundtrack albums. He was the composer for the legendary Mike Nichols Oscar-winning film, “The Graduate”. The movie was one of the first times to integrate popular songs into a movie score. Grusin and Paul Simon placed his popular songs such as “Mrs. Robinson” into the score and soundtrack. From 2000 through 2011, Grusin has concentrated on composing classical and jazz compositions, touring, and recording with collaborators, among others, guitarist, Lee Ritenour. Together they have recorded several projects including the Grammy-winning Brazilian album, “Harlequin” in 1985. In recent years, they have released two classical crossover albums that were nominated for Grammys including, the Universal Decca recordings,'“Two Worlds” and "Amparo". Grusin is an avid fisherman and splits his time between his ranch in Montana and his house in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Grusin was born in Littleton, Colorado, the son of Rosabelle (née De Poyster), a pianist, and Henri Grusin, a violinist who immigrated from Riga, Latvia. An alumnus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, he was awarded his bachelor's degree in 1956. One of his teachers there was Cecil Effinger. Grusin has a filmography of about 100 titles. His many awards include an Oscar for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War, as well as Oscar nominations for The Champ, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Firm, Havana, Heaven Can Wait, and On Golden Pond. He also received a best original song nomination for "It Might Be You" from the film Tootsie. Six of the fourteen cuts on the soundtrack from The Graduate are his. Other film scores he has composed include Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, Three Days of the Condor, The Goonies, Tequila Sunrise, Hope Floats, Random Hearts, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Firm. For television, he was the conductor for The Andy Williams Show (1963–1965) and the composer of the theme songs for such series as It Takes a Thief (1968), The Name of the Game (1968), ...