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Road Dogz (2000)

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Some friends are closer than brothers, for Raymo, Alfonso and Danny that's all they know. Growing up in an L.A. barrio (neighborhood) is a daily struggle for survival all on its own. But ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Raymo Serrano
Alfonso Carrasco
Danny Pacheco
Danny De La Paz ...
Big Joe
Ana Carrasco
Yelba Osorio ...
Ruben Moreno ...
Pete Leal ...
Mr. Ochoa
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Chespi's Father


Some friends are closer than brothers, for Raymo, Alfonso and Danny that's all they know. Growing up in an L.A. barrio (neighborhood) is a daily struggle for survival all on its own. But life on the streets will soon make all three of the boy's realize, there are consequences that follow with the choices we make. The story also revolves around "Big Joe" a cholo (mexican gangster) ex-con just released from prison, and returning home once again. But this time with two strikes on his record and a third one will send Big Joe back to prison for life. Written by Adam De La Villa

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Some friends are closer than brothers.


Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, strong violence, some sexuality and drug content




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$200,000 (estimated)

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Alfonso Carrasco: [about Chespi's pregnacy] It's not like she got my nuts in a glass jar!
Danny Pacheco: She got one of them.
Raymo Serrano: But you still got one left.
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Written and Produced by Magdaleno Robles Jr
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pretty good
7 May 2002 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

The list of problems I had with this film is long, and I agree with many of the comments I've read and heard about the film, that it's unoriginal and a knock-off of Boyz in the Hood, but you know what? Who cares? This film is actually pretty good and has a strong sense of humor to counterbalance it's more serious side. After a half an hour of snickering at some awkward scenes, I gradually began to get hooked, and by the time the powerful climax arrived, the director and the actors had won me over. Sure, the film isn't perfect and some scenes don't work, but rarely do Latinos get 30 million dollars to make their personal films, if given the chance to make films at all. Despite what some people have written about this film, the cinematography is excellent, and so are some of the actors like Jacob Vargas, and the guy who played Gramps is terrifying. The director did a great job with the few resources he had and his heart and passion are evident in every frame. One thing that bothers me, particularly from fellow Latinos, is that they're always ready to knock a film like this by calling it negative, or calling it "typical" or saying things like "not all latinos grew up in the hood". Fine. Make your own movie! If you don't like hood movies don't watch them, but don't knock a filmmaker for making a movie about something he cares about, just like I wouldn't knock Scorcese for making another "gangster picture", or the coen Brothers for making another "film noir" picture. Film is film, and if it's well done I'm ready to give it a shot, regardless of the subject matter.

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