Eight years after winning an Oscar for his first film behind the camera, ORDINARY PEOPLE, Robert Redford returns to directing with this charming movie based on novelist John Nichols' cult favorite The Milagro Beanfield War
. A decades-old water rights act has prohibited the subsistence
farmers in Milagro, New Mexico, from irrigating their property. But when Joe Mondragon (Chick Vennera), a feisty local handyman, accidentally kicks open a sluice gate and sends water rushing down to his field, he decides to plant beans on the land as an act of rebellion against the forces of
progress embodied in a new recreational area under development. The people of Milagro b...