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A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.

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The Wife
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The Husband (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Lisa Valens ...
Lisa, the Daughter
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The Kidnapper
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Louie
Denia Brache ...
Louie's Wife
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Aunt
Naomi Morales ...
The Niece
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Niece's Husband
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Thomas Murray ...
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Edwin Martinez ...
Accomplice No. 3
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Shopper No. 1
Anne Ackerman ...
Shopper No. 2
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Bike Pick Up Man (as Frank Antonio 'Anthony' Cuervo)

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It's a few days before Christmas, and a Latin American couple living in New York City are preparing and packaging their heroin for street distribution. While the wife has her qualms about the ethics of drug dealing, both she and her husband know there's plenty of money to be made in the drug trade. The couple discovers one of their lower-level dealers may be talking to the police, but they soon have a bigger problem to deal with when the husband is kidnapped and held for a huge ransom. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for strong language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#10) See more »

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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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What a funky flick!
6 February 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Melbourne Film Festival in 2001, and thought it was cool, funky and sexy. I LOVED Ice-T in his role, and was blown away by the plot, and how the characters slid so smoothly from their supposedly happy domestic family life into a drug-dealing couple once their daughter was put to bed. I hope it gets major release in Australia before too long!


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