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Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1994)

Johnny cien pesos (original title)
A young low-class student gets involved with the wrong people and takes part in a non successful video rental robbery.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armando Araiza ...
Johnny García
Patricia Rivera ...
Gloria
Willy Semler ...
Freddy
Aldo Parodi ...
Loco
Rodolfo Bravo ...
Washington
Eugenio Morales ...
Leo
Sergio Hernández ...
Mena Mendoza
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Alfonso
Boris Quercia ...
Parker
Paulina Urrutia ...
Paty
Luis Alarcón ...
Judge
Patricia Guzmán ...
Madre Johnny
Cristián Campos ...
Beauchell
José Manuel Salcedo ...
Infante
Aldo Bernales ...
Rebolledo
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Johnny, the young student and his 4 friends, decide to rob a bank. They pretend they are customers, and suddenly they take out pistols and force the staff to give all the money to them. When they try to leave, the police appear. The media deal with this story immediately and broadcast everything ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Searching for glory, he found hell

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10 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Bizarre, frantic, strange.
25 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Johnny one hundred pesos was an ambitious project, with an important message about a culture in a strained transition between a military dictatorship and democracy. Despite its strong intentions, however, the movie came together in such a way as to make it uncomfortable to watch altogether. It is heavy on the symbolism, which can be a good thing -- the media's involvement, the role of Chile's youth, and even the timing of the event is significant. And it does have a strong message behind it. But the movie starts to sacrifice plot for the sake of symbolism; a series of nonsensical events occur that don't make sense apart from the symbolic meaning behind them. Add to this the strange, generally unlikeable, almost painful-to-watch main character and the movie just was not salvageable in my opinion, even with its important message. Not an enjoyable experience overall.


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