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Mi vida loca (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 15 July 1994 (USA)
Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel Aviles ...
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Mousie
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Ernesto
Devine ...
Devine
Monica Lutton ...
Chucky
Christina Solis ...
Baby Doll
Panchito Gómez ...
Joker Bird (as Panchito Gomez)
Verónica Arellano ...
Stranger
Arthur Esquer ...
Shadow
Gabriel Gonzales ...
Sleepy
Ángelo Martínez ...
Rascal (as Angelo Martinez)
Nélida López ...
Whisper (as Nelida Lopez)
Magali Alvarado ...
La Blue Eyes
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El Duran
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River Valley Girl
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Storyline

Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute escalates towards violence, the violence of the world around them soon also impacts their lives. Written by Reid Gagle

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Mothers. Warriors. Sisters. Survivors.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language, and for drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Crazy Life  »

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$3,269,420
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1.85 : 1
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Director Allison Anders compiled her script from anecdotes from real girl gangs. She also cast genuine 'gangbangers' in the film. See more »

Quotes

Sad Girl: When Mousie and me joined our gang, all the names were taken except Mousie and Sad Girl. Everyone said Maribel should be Mousie cuz she was so little. Sleepy said "No stupid because then we're gonna have to name Mona Sad Girl and she's not sad at all." Rascal said "Stupid , it don't matter." Sleepy was mad and kept saying "She's too happy to be Sad Girl."
[cut to Sad Girl sitting in a chair with a baby in her lap]
Sad Girl: "But they don't say that to me no more."
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Soundtracks

If the Papes Come
Performed by A Tribe Called Quest
Written by Q-Tip (as J. Davis), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as A. Shaheed) and P. Hall
Zomba Enterprises, Inc. / Jazz Merchant Music
Admin. by Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Mother Man Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Jive Records
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We need more films like this one!
26 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that must be made much much more often.Movies are a great tool for EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT.The truth is entertaining and this film is proof of that.The truths that spring forth fro this film can definitely be used by any reasonable MATURE viewer as a guide through the realities of life's journeys.The budget was not the multi million dollar kind but still achieves a high level enough to be one of the 100 best dramas of all time in my book!Not for immature people and definitely not for conservatives to enjoy.....


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