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The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity of realizing his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the "American Dream", but soon finds out that things aren't as pretty as he thought.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luisito Martí ...
Caridad Ravelo ...
Nancy
Raúl Carbonell ...
Rafael Villalona ...
Pedro
Joel Garcia ...
Juan Carlos
Randolph Feliz ...
Police Officer
Alfonso Zayas ...
Chef
Bersaida Vega ...
Xiomara
Rosalba Rolon ...
Matilde
Manny Gironny ...
Consul
Ledesma ...
'El Flaco'
Rafael Decena ...
Chico
Graciela Mas ...
Teresita
Carlota Carretero ...
Natalia
Fermín Suárez ...
Policia
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The story of a humble widowed man named Ordoto Balbuena, who is in a difficult economic situation as he is jobless. He meets with a friend called Fellito who promises to take him to New York. Despite his doubts, Balbuena is convinced that everything will be fine. Balbuena then goes to New York and live the "American Dream". But he then realizes that the United States is not how he imagined at all. Written by Emphinix

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16 August 1995 (Dominican Republic)  »

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Por fin llego Balbuena  »

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$984,681
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Trivia

Official submission of the Dominican Republic for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 68th Academy Awards in 1996. See more »

Quotes

Balbuena: With this bag of mints I'll solve the problem of lots of people who complain over not getting gifts: "What did you bring me, Balbuena?"... "A mint, for you". Here's enough for 200 people.
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Featured in Un Rollo en la Arena (2005) See more »

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Se Fue
Performed by Félix D'Oleo
Composed by Paul Torrez
Published by RMM & Sony Records
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Hilarious and real!!!!!!!
12 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is just so Dominican. I love it!!! this film made me remember my roots and the spicy sense of humor of the Caribbean people. Balbuena, the main character, belongs to Dominican Republlic folklore. He reflects the eternal fight for reach "USland" thinking that in this soil everybody could be "rich", and then, go back wrapping with dollars. Many years before of the birth of this movie, Luisito Martí as Balbuena, was looking for his dreams in several local TV shows in his country. At the end of every sketch something happened and he couldn't reach New York... Nueva Yol. It so important to notice that for Dominican people New York is la like the Mecca!!!


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