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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 overview, first billed only:
Armando Araiza ...
Johnny García
Patricia Rivera ...
Willy Semler ...
Aldo Parodi ...
Rodolfo Bravo ...
Eugenio Morales ...
Sergio Hernández ...
Mena Mendoza
Boris Quercia ...
Paulina Urrutia ...
Luis Alarcón ...
Patricia Guzmán ...
Madre Johnny
Cristián Campos ...
José Manuel Salcedo ...
Aldo Bernales ...


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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spirals out of control
12 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1994 film is based on a true story and directed by Gustavo Graef-Marino. Johnny, a young Chilean student, becomes involved with a group of criminals who decide to rob a clandestine money exchange office that fronts as a video store in an apartment building in Santiago. They pretend that they are customers and suddenly whip out guns and demand the money. The police are alerted and they decide to take the employees as hostages. The whole ordeal spirals out of control when the media gets involved and what was supposed to be a minor crime becomes the center of attention while all of Chile watches it unfold on their TV screens.

There is a real critique of the media and the role that they play in situations like this. The TV reporter is very persistent and will stop at nothing to get a story that will capture the interest of the viewers. He goes to interview people from Johnny's life and ends up pushing them past their breaking point just for ratings.

Overall this movie is a bit strange at times, but it is definitely dramatic and contains an unexpected ending.

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