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Mixed Blood (1984)

Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, ... See full summary »

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Rita La Punta
Richard Ulacia ...
Thiago
Linda Kerridge ...
Carol
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Toni
Angel David ...
Juan the Bullet
Ulrich Berr ...
The German
Rodney Harvey ...
Jose
Álvaro Rodriguez ...
Herman
William Rodriguez ...
Carlos
Eduardo González ...
Jajo
Steven Garcia ...
Pedro
Edwina Ebron ...
Hooker
Andres Castillo ...
Macetero
Peter Cruz ...
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Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, "They can kill and not go to jail." The war escalates to include their German heroin supplier, his sexy English girl friend, a Puerto Rican ex-cop, and the Japanese police captain. This movie is about racism, police corruption, junkies and drug dealing. There is plenty of killing and even a visit to a store dedicated to the Latino pop group "Menudo." Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Drugs. Sex. Murder. All in a day's work for the kids of "Alphabet City".

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The cinema of Paul Morrisey.
15 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Paul Morrisey's Mixed Blood (1985)is a grim and bleak look at life on the streets of New York City. Morrisey shot the movie on grainy film stock.

By doing so he gives the film a newsreel type aura. This is no Hollywood movie folks. The acting feels real and so does the situations. He pulls no punches in showing how these people survive day by day. The action scenes are abrupt and to the point. There's no staged or choreographed action set pieces. Everything about this film has a feel of true life. Many people will be turned off because of this. What do they know? Mixed Blood is great film that will sadly fade away into obscurity. A shame a great film maker like Paul Morrisey has never gotten his due.

Highly recommended. Not for all tastes.


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