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Mixed Blood (1984)

 -  Action | Drama  -  18 October 1985 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita La Punta
Richard Ulacia ...
Linda Kerridge ...
Angel David ...
Juan the Bullet
Ulrich Berr ...
The German
Rodney Harvey ...
Álvaro Rodriguez ...
William Rodriguez ...
Eduardo González ...
Steven Garcia ...
Edwina Ebron ...
Andres Castillo ...
Peter Cruz ...


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 <>

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


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18 October 1985 (USA)  »

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John Leguizamo's feature film debut. See more »


References Week-End in Havana (1941) See more »

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A Paul Morrissey Gem!
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i just love this film. its now on DVD w/ great commentary by Paul Morrissey. Gritty, realistic, violent...and hilariously funny! as the film started i wondered why i'd never seen this film on TV and after watching it, i realized that w/ the F-bomb being shouted at about 30 times per minute, the film would have to be cut down to literally nothing for TV viewing. The story centers around Rita La Punta--mother & leader of a gang of underage drug dealers/thugs. She's the Portugese answer to Ma Barker and cares deeply about her little gang of hoodlums. Marilia Pera who plays her gives an over-the-top performance that carries this film and adds to much of the humor ("Dis whooore, Dis Beeetch"). Her VERY HOT son Thiago is a bit slow and not too bright but is the apple of her eye and protects him like a mama bear--tho her and him sleeping very close in the same bed together raises an eyebrow or two on just how close they really are. The actor who plays him--Richard Ulacia--shouts all of his lines in an angry thick accent. His favorite being "I don't like it!!!" Did anyone notice that literally everyone in this film had a foreign accent??? because so many of the performances are so over-the-top, the humor comes on subtle, unintentionally and broad at times. the genius in this film is how Morrissey found humor in such a grim and realistic setting. where can i get the soundtrack? i loved the Latin sounds that permiated this movie. Very entertaining, moves along nicely and you will find yourself chuckling uncontrollably at times.

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