Viudo, arruinado y a la deriva, el agricultor Fred Stern (David Strathain) encuentra un nuevo propósito en la vida cuando se entera de que una compañía multinacional de petróleo ha estado contaminándole el agua. Pero cuando su cruzada contra el poder salta de los tribunales a su vida personal, Fred tendrá que encontrar la manera de impedir que su granja, familia y sueños se vean arruinados. Inspirada en hechos bizarros y reales, The Devil Has a Name desvela la cultura de la avaricia que corrompe a la América Corporativa, desde el mar hasta el mar contaminado.
Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern (David Strathairn) finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.
The Devil Has A Name Review
The first thing you will notice when you watch “The Devil Has A Name” is how impactful the movie is in just the first couple of minutes. The movie not only captivates you, but you get sucked into the storyline very quickly. Edward James Olmos has created quite the masterpiece in a way that tells the tale of what is happening to the farmers in the Central Valley, and how corrupt corporate America really is.
A Tale of Power
Throughout the movie we see a power struggle between the head honcho of the oil company (Alfred Molina) and Gigi (Kate Bosworth) character. I have to say I really loved how we see Gigi’s character transform from this what seems weak and almost scared character among men, into a powerhouse towards the end of the film. Talk about women empowerment!
The Devil Has A Name also is a tale of two friends who have been together through thick and thin “Santi” played by Olmos and “Fred” played by Strathairn show that in the film. Santi is there by Fred’s side during the whole court process and in the film is persecuted for being an illegal immigrant. He is basically blackmailed for helping his friend, this stuck with me as many people who have been here for years are also being persecuted still today.
All Star Cast
Part of the reason that The Devil Has A Name will leave you craving for more is that the cast puts on an incredible performance. For 97 minutes get ready to be glued into the emotions that all of the characters give us. Hands down the casting was well put together, we get to see Martin Sheen, Alfred Molina, Hayle Joel Osmont who by the way gives one heck of a performance!
Kate Bosworth puts on quite the show from men feeling they can step all over a woman, and seen as weak links even today. Her character was truly inspiring on how women can run companies just as well as men if not better.
David Strathairn the amount of raw emotion that we get to see from his character was phenomenal, and Pablo Tell Schreiber we get to see a little bit of different side of him I love how much of a chameleon his is in which he can adapt to any character.
Edward James Olmos
He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin “Marty” Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), actor in and director of American Me (1992), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), and Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982), and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017). In 2018, he played the father of two biker gang members in the FX series Mayans MC.
n 1998, he founded Latino Public Broadcasting and currently serves as its chairman. Latino Public Broadcasting funds public television programming that focuses on issues affecting Hispanics and advocates for diverse perspectives in public television. That same year, he starred in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, a comedy that sought to break Hispanic stereotypes and transcend the normal stigmas of most Hispanic-oriented movies.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Olmos, and I have to say you can see how much passion he has in the film and key points of why this project was so important for him to both direct and act in the film. Check out our video interview below!