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La Cucaracha (1998)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  23 April 1999 (USA)
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A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Herberto Ortega
James McManus ...
Louis Graves
Tara Crespo ...
Lourdes Aguirre
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Orderly
Enrique Rinaldo ...
Manuel
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Woman Patient
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Hotel Proprietor
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Louis' Wife (as Felicia Khoja)
Armando José Durán ...
Federale (as Armando Jose Duran)
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Fruit Vendor
Fred Herrera ...
Los Trovadores Mariachi Band Member
Felipe De La Rosa ...
Los Trovadores Mariachi Band Member
Anselmo Rivera ...
Los Trovadores Mariachi Band Member
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A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.

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To live the life he's always dreamed of he'll have to do the unthinkable. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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23 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,692 (USA) (23 April 1999)

Gross:

$32,142 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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James McManus' initial plan for the story was based on the idea of a man in a wheelchair rolling down a hill with guns blazing, akin to John Wayne in True Grit (1969). See more »

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Arranged and Composed by Alvaro Gomez-Orozco
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Twisted Mexican noir......
29 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eric Roberts hits rock bottom in a small Mexican town. With no money and nothing to lose, he becomes involved in a murder for hire plot. The movie moves in stalls and sprints. When it stalls it is overly talky. When it moves forward it does so with twists and surprises. Eric Roberts delivers a great performance, and this holds everything together. The Mexican locations are another plus. Although the DVD packaging looks like a "spaghetti western", this is character driven with only sparse violence. I suppose the greatest recommendation for "La Cucaracha" is that it is different, a movie you are likely to remember. - MERK


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