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July 09, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

America will have to wait until next year to see "The Milagro Beanfield War" directed by Robert Redford and distributed by Universal Pictures. Originally scheduled for a Nov. 20 release, "Milagro"--a drama chronicling one Latino farmer's fight against the Establishment over water rights in the mountains of New Mexico--has officially been pushed back by Universal to early 1988, a Universal spokesman confirmed Wednesday. According to unofficial reports, several scenes in the film, which marks Redford's directorial follow-up to 1980's "Ordinary People," were reshot earlier this summer after bad weather plagued the original shoot. Also, a Redford spokesman said Tuesday that Universal wanted to give "Milagro" more marketing attention and to showcase Richard Attenborough's "Cry to Freedom," the studio's other prestigious late fall release.

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