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Brain Drain (1998)

Fuga de cerebros (original title)
A teenage Argentine street gang are targeted for revenge by the overweight street cop whom they wrongfully accused of police brutality. Gang leader Fideo was born in the U.S. and speaks ... See full summary »

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Nicolás Cabré ...
Fideo
Luis Quiroz ...
Panta
Jimena Anganuzzi ...
Diana
Brian Forcinitti ...
Rengo
Erasmo Olivera ...
Timy
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Police chief
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Sosa
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Sentani
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Rios
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Fideo's Mother
Manuel Callau ...
Novio de la Madre
Diego Topa ...
Oreja
Paulina Rachid ...
Novia de Oreja
Karina Buzeki ...
Chica de Los Sueños
Alberto Busaid ...
Coco
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A teenage Argentine street gang are targeted for revenge by the overweight street cop whom they wrongfully accused of police brutality. Gang leader Fideo was born in the U.S. and speaks both English and Spanish. He dreams of returning to the US to become a recording star. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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2 April 1998 (Argentina)  »

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The feature film debut of Nicolás Cabré. See more »

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Referenced in Vivo en Argentina: Ana María Picchio (2012) See more »

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No puedo dormir (solo pienso en tí)
By Nico Juky and Silvio Furmaski
Performed by Nico Juky
Courtesy of PolyGram
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A nice try
16 February 1999 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

I think that this movie had to be similar to the excellent low-budget film "Pizza, Birra, Faso", because they have the same theme (marginal boys trying to survive), but this one did not completely satisfy my expectations. Why is that?: First, because is not so realistic as the other; second, because there are some things in the plot that I think that didn´t work (eg: the dreams that one of the boys had with a girl - they are totally out of context); Finally because the movie´s ending is very excessive. Despite what I have written, it´s a limited but interesting film, and a good attempt at an original movie. I think it's worth a look. I give this title a 6.5 out of 10.


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