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Boricua's Bond (2000)

R | | Drama | 21 June 2000 (USA)
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Can a young person in the South Bronx pursue a dream that isn't tied to crime, gang-banging, prostitution, violence, and racism? Tommy is a natural leader and a gifted artist. When Allen, a... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Negron ...
Tommy
Val Lik ...
Allen
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Axel
Jorge Gautier ...
Wilson
Jesglar Cabral ...
Antonio
Robyn Karp ...
Susan Miller
Geovanny Pineda ...
Avery
Marco Sorisio ...
Officer Highlander
Erica Torres ...
Christine
Kaleena Justiniano ...
Rose
Jeff Knite ...
Paco (as Jeff Asencio)
Michael '2-Smoove' Demitro ...
Sammy
Pietro González ...
Diner Owner
Manuel Cabral ...
Tommy's Father (as Manuel Jesus Cabral)
Elsa Canals ...
Tommy's Mother
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Can a young person in the South Bronx pursue a dream that isn't tied to crime, gang-banging, prostitution, violence, and racism? Tommy is a natural leader and a gifted artist. When Allen, a white kid, moves into the neighborhood with his single mom, he's a victim of constant harassment until Tommy offers friendship. Meanwhile, a corrupt cop hits on Allen's mother and, when she rebuffs him, vows revenge. Forces beyond Tommy and Allen's control put them in the hands of the criminal justice system. A local murder, a rivalry between two young women, and the hot temper of Tommy's older brother make things even more difficult for the friendship and dreams of the young men. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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cross the line. don't cross your friends.

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Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content, violence and some drug use
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21 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beco Sem Saída  »

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$54,289 (USA) (23 June 2000)

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$103,163 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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Horrible!
29 March 2012 | by (Washington Heights, NY) – See all my reviews

How do I start? I decided to give this movie a chance expecting to see a movie depicting the positive and negative aspects of the South Bronx, but all I saw was the negatives all the way. Almost every single character in this film is a lowlife, with the exception of Tommy, Allen and Rose. Tommy was supposed to be everyone's role model in the film, yet, most of the time he stood around and did nothing when his posse of low lives he so called "friends" did stupid and highly embarrassing things to other people. The heavy set guy taking off his clothes through half of the movie was supposed to be the comic relief, but I just found him obnoxious and not at all funny. Another major flaw of this film is its lack of story line. There is none, whatsoever. All we see for an hour and 35 minutes is the director showing almost every Puerto Rican and black in the film act like savages with absolutely no class or manners.

If this film was trying to be anything like past classics such as Boyz 'n the Hood, Do The Right Thing or Menace 2 Society, it failed miserably. At least those other films showed many other positive aspects of African-Americans and those films actually had a storyline and plot.

In the end, when this movie was over, I felt sick to my stomach of watching every single negative stereotype of Puerto Ricans in a single film. I don't even think the title is fitting. What is this bond that Boricuas share according to Val Lik anyway? A lifetime of violent behavior, promiscuous sex, irresponsibility, drugs? is that the bond? Where is the positive message? Please, do yourself a favor, especially if you're Puerto Rican. Stay away from this film, you will thank me later.


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