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Boca (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  16 May 1995 (USA)
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Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarcísio Meira ...
Jesse James Montgomery
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella ...
Fonseca (as Carlos Dolabella)
Denise Milfont ...
Patrick de Oliveira ...
Father Silva
Ruth de Souza ...
Mrs. Esteban
Anselmo Vasconcelos ...
Sergeant Trebe
Luma de Oliveira ...
Maria Padilha ...
Maria Luiza
Betty Gofman ...
College Friend
College Friend


J.J. is a beautiful American journalist who's sent to Brazil, just as the famous Carnival begins, to investigate reports of brutal murders of street kids from favelas, the notorious Brazilian slums. The corrupt officials won't help, so through her producer's contacts she finds out where the next execution will happen on her own. Once there, she sees a vicious local crime boss called "Boca" or "Mouth", short for his full street name - "Mouth of Gold", a nickname he got for having rows of golden teeth in his mouth, saving the children and killing the executioners. Since the corrupt local government and police have no intentions of stopping the killings, she tries to get close to Boca and convince him to help her with her story and save more kids. Surprisingly, he turns out to be very charismatic and, although he accepts her offer, he starts playing mind games with her. This, combined with his brutal, but intriguing, life story, exotic harem and the heated sexualized atmosphere of the ... Written by Anonymous

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16 May 1995 (USA)  »

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No Calor do Rio  »

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Boca: We are all whores, because everyone has a price.
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Performed by David Rudder
Written by David Rudder and Paul Pesco
Produced by Paul Pesco and David Rudder
London Records
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19 February 1999 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

I found this film riveting. The carnival setting, the mystery, the sheer horror of the story kept my attention. And I could hardly believe Boca was an actor, he seemed so real. It may or may not be the truth, but it felt like the truth. Made me feel very uncomfortable.

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