Blood Red

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Blood Red
Blood Red FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Masterson
Produced by Judd Bernard
Patricia Casey
Screenplay by Ron Cutler
Starring Eric Roberts
Giancarlo Giannini
Dennis Hopper
Burt Young
Carlin Glynn
Lara Harris
Joseph Runningfox
Al Ruscio
Michael Madsen
Elias Koteas
Francesca De Sapio
Marc Lawrence
Frank Campanella
Aldo Ray
Music by Carmine Coppola
Cinematography Toyomichi Kurita
Edited by Randy D. Thornton
Kettledrum Productions
Distributed by Hemdale Film Corporation
Release date
  • August 18, 1989 (1989-08-18) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
99 minutes[1]
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $15,510 (Domestic)[1]

Blood Red is a 1989 American-British Western drama film directed by Peter Masterson and starring Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Burt Young, Lara Harris and Dennis Hopper. It was filmed and completed in 1986, but released three years later.[2]

The film is noteworthy for featuring Julia Roberts, Eric's sister, in one of her first film roles. She plays the younger sister of Eric's character in the film.[3]


Set in the 1890s, the story centers around the life of a Sicilian family, the Collogeros, living in California and working in the winemaking business, and their confrontation with a powerful railroad and land baron named William Bradford Berrigan (Hopper), who is after their lands and the ones that belong to the other families in the area. Berrigan's plan is to get control of the properties in order to build a new railroad. When the conflict escalates, he murders the patriarch of the family, Sebastian Collogero (Giannini), and in response, his son Marco (Roberts) claims for justice. With the help of his family and others, Marco starts an open guerrilla war against Berrigan.



  1. ^ a b "Blood Red". Box Office Mojo. August 18, 1989. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Blood Red". AllMovie. 
  3. ^ "Julia Roberts". AllMovie. 

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