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Gustavo 'Tavo' Luna (as Nick Corri)
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Oskar
Alfonso Ortiz ...
Pickpocket Teacher
Roger Melo ...
Tavo's Stepfather
Alberto Arroyabe ...
Co-Pilot
Evelyn Osorio ...
Teacher's Assistant
Luisa Fernanda Giraldo ...
Cantina Waitress
Sonia Ceballos ...
Marina's Friend
Jimmy Ruiz ...
Airport Detective
Alexander Lara ...
Airport Security
Noel Ruiz ...
Barman
César Luna ...
Cleaner
Hugo Pérez ...
Cleaner
Judith Estrada ...
Cleaner
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New York is the dream city of Tavo and Marina, where the lovers hope to start a better life; at home in Bogota they have to work as pocket pickers at the airport to support their families. Dealer Oskar can persuade them to smuggle drugs in their stomachs on plane to New York - although both know of the risks, since Marina's sister died on a similar journey. However on arrival at the airport in New York they show nerves and all their dreams start to shatter... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Not a bad effort
13 April 2006 | by (hong kong) – See all my reviews

This was not a bad effort to put together a moral tale on drug trafficking. The movie focuses on the mules - in this case it is two impoverished kids from Columbia whose desperation to start a new life in America leads them into the clutches of the traffickers. The film is low budget and contains few surprises in its story line. However it requires little concentration and is typical rainy Sunday afternoon TV fare.

What makes it fun to watch is the stunning Madeleine Stowe. She is supremely gorgeous and is totally convincing with her Latin accent and her portrayal of her character.

A creditable mention for David Carradine. Less wooden than usual he oozes evil.

Curious title!


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