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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 ...
Macetero
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Macetero
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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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Oh boy! This is is a silly, sick movie
1 November 1999 | by (Portland, Maine) – See all my reviews

I can't help it - I love to watch this movie - I love the cheesy soundtrack (salsa rhythms played on an old Casio keyboard). I love the way Marilia Pena delivers her lines. (This is the wonderful woman from Pixote!) If there is anyone out there who actually liked Spike of Bensonhurst - you would also enjoy this - I own both movies - They are both by Paul Morrisey (He made many of the Andy Warhol films) - It's a hard sell, recommending this movie - I imagine it could outrage a lot of people - It is alternately a dark comedy and a bittersweet drama - Hard to find people who appreciate both -


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