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

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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 ...
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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 (USA)
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In a scene in the Dominican Republic, a dog appears next to Balbuena and Fellito. This was a trained dog that was supposed to host the soul of Balbuena's dead wife (and act and show emotions accordingly). But the day of the filming, the dog didn't feel like acting and just lay down. The efforts to make the dog perform were useless, so its role had to be left out of the script. See more »

Quotes

Balbuena: What do you want me to do? Dance on the street singing "New York, New York, how pretty is New York"?
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Connections

Followed by Nueba Yol 3: Bajo la nueva ley (1997) See more »

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Cuando Tú Vuelvas
Performed by Sonia Silvestre
Composed by Alexis Casado
Co-Author: Pin Bencosme
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a movie that shows and funny at the same time!
25 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not only funny but it shows the mentality that Dominicans in the Dominican Republic have, I know because my entire family member in d.r thought the same things. (if you live in new York money flies like leafs and you can just catch it in the air), it also shows how an immigrate comes to face all the difficulties of finding a job and having to sleep of sofa mattress and come to realize this is not how it was picture or said. The movie is very funny and also truthful I think the author wanted people to know mostly of how people that don't live in the us think about this country, he was successful doing it. Overall I think the movies great!


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