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Camino largo a Tijuana (1991)

Juan (Armendariz) lives in a trash depository in Mexico City. He knows Lila (Pereyra), a drug addict rich girl who reminds him of his long lost daughter. Lila is kidnapped by drug dealers ... See full summary »

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Jaime Keller
Julián Pastor
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José Carlos Rodríguez
Carmen Salinas
Abel Woolrich
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Juan (Armendariz) lives in a trash depository in Mexico City. He knows Lila (Pereyra), a drug addict rich girl who reminds him of his long lost daughter. Lila is kidnapped by drug dealers and Juan feels responsible for her. He takes the long way to Tijuana to rescue Lila. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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28 February 1991 (Mexico)  »

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El camino largo  »

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This movie's shooting ended up being quite long for Mexican standards due to the fact that was filmed just during weekends. The rest of the week the main actors fulfilled previous commitments while the production was writing the script and looking for locations. See more »

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11 January 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I caught this film last night on KWHY-22 in Los Angeles. I found it fascinating. It had a very innovative and creative cinematic style. I really liked how the film swung back and forth from the cafe to the junk yard to the junkie. It had a happy ending. The automobile selection was great. The pursuers of Juan reminded me of characters from the Brother from Another Planet. This film reminded me of something which we might see from David Lynch or John Sayles. Quite unusual. KWHY consistently comes up with little cinematic gems originating in Mexico. The Mexican film industry has been prolific for years and has a long tradition of outstanding actors. KWHY supports this on a daily basis. I am quite fond of the 70s-90s gangster genre which will usually involve actors like David Reynoso, Mario Almada or Hugo Stiglitz. These are B films in the finest tradition of B cinema. What comes out of Hollywood nowadays is so totally overblown and uninteresting, that this uniquely Mexican genre is now able to step up and offer a refreshing alternative, even if your Spanish is limited. Those who are students of cinema and live in LA are fortunate to have a channel like KWHY which in addition to the "churro" genre will also have outstanding Mexican films from the 40's, 50's and 60's.


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