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Todo el poder (2000)

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Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation ... See full summary »

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Gabriel
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Sofía Aguirre
Luis Felipe Tovar ...
Comandante Eleuterio 'Elvis' Quijano
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Valentina
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Martín
José Carlos Rodríguez ...
Octavio
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Esteban
Juan Carlos Colombo ...
Lic. Luna
Jorge Zárate ...
Taxista enpistolado
Carmen Salinas ...
Doña Cleofas
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Frida
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Tere
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Cojo
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Gabriel
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Alfonso Bravo ...
Prisionero con máscara de luchador
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Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation Mexico City is leaving as far as crime is concerned, and the tension the city and it's inhabitants live day after day. Written by Carlos García Campillo <ladolorosa@starmedia.com>

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Rated R for language and some violence
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17 August 2000 (Peru)  »

Also Known As:

Gimme the Power  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Cameo(Carolina Rivera): the woman whose purse is stollen at the Zócalo. See more »

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Very good for what it is which isn't very much
5 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Todo el Poder", a Mexico City man who's fed up with street crime goes to the police to find they are part of the problem, not part of the solution. An unemployed film-maker with a pubescent daughter, an exwife, and girlfriend to juggle, our hero takes matters into his own hands leading to a lighthearted comedy romp which takes a poke at Mexican police corruption. What you won't see in "Todo el Poder" are the Hollywoodistics you would expect from a tinselized studio flick....shootouts, stunts, chases, sex/nudity, effects/CGI, star power or just about anything else which costs the big bucks. What you will get is good camera work, good music, and a solid cast of Mexican actors in a mildly entertaining watch which runs a tad slow and a tad long. Recommended for Spanish-speakers as the payoff may not warrant all the subtitle reading. (B-)


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