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Boca (1994)

 -  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:
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J.J.
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Reb
Tarcísio Meira ...
Boca
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Jesse James Montgomery
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella ...
Fonseca (as Carlos Dolabella)
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Quintella
Denise Milfont ...
Moema
Patrick de Oliveira ...
Tomaz
Nelson Xavier ...
Father Silva
Ruth de Souza ...
Mrs. Esteban
Anselmo Vasconcelos ...
Sergeant Trebe
Luma de Oliveira ...
Celeste
Maria Padilha ...
Maria Luiza
Betty Gofman ...
College Friend
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College Friend
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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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Boca: We are all whores, because everyone has a price.
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UNJUST WORLD
Performed by Morgan Heritage
Written by Peter Morgan , Una Morgan , Roy Morgan and Kwame Heshimu
Produced by Morgan Heritage and Denroy Morgan for 71 Recording Productions
Executive Producers Denroy Morgan , Lee Jaffe
MCA Records
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like having teeth pulled
17 August 2004 | by (sao paulo, brasil) – See all my reviews

oh dear. waves of kids being murdered in favellas in rio de janeiro. an interesting, if disturbing topic. who is responsible? enter rae dawn chong, beautiful but somewhat limited actress (see Commando) and one of the Kemp brothers (of the hallowed thespian soap opera school of acting) Add revered (reviled?) soft porn director Zalman King and the result is an excuse of a film that doesn't really work on any level. The directing credit is actually shared between King and one Walter Avancini, and the difference in opinion they must have had is obvious as the film changes direction frequently, unsure of it's path. the flashbacks are repetitive and irritating, the voodoo sub-plot ridiculous, the characters either too sleazy for words or just plain awful.If you want to see Chong naked this will(maybe)satisfy you, but at what price? There probably IS a good movie to be made on this subject matter, but Boca isn't it.


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