A woman's desperate search for her brother in the capital of Mexico.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mitch Cobb
Jorge Robles ...
Johnny Zander ...
Ambassador Mills
Head Thug (as Roberto Sosa Martinez)
Antonio Zavala Kugler ...
Thin Faced Man
Geraldine Zinat ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Lieutenant Menedez
Mexico City Policeman
Ramón Álvarez ...
Cantina Drunk
Jorge Malpica ...
Doctor (as Jorge Romero Malpica)
Alejandro de la Peña ...
Toupee Man
Beto Villareal ...
Panama Hat Man
José Marrós ...


After divorce and the death of her two children, Mitch is headed for Oaxaca with her brother Sam, a photographer. During their one-day layover in Mexico City, Sam goes out for a night on the town and doesn't return. Mitch goes for help to the American embassy and starts her own search with the aid of Pedro, a cabbie. She finds the cantina where Sam was drinking and stands up to a gang leader to learn some of what happened that night. He gives her Sam's camera, and the photos on the last roll of film become the object of a hunt by some very determined criminals. Can Mitch find Sam, learn what he saw that night, and stay safe? Whom can she trust? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Desperate Chase In One Of The Deadliest Cities In The World!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Distrito federal  »

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1.78 : 1
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Pedro: We go to the catinas where the men are scary, and the women are not welcome.
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Worth a Look. Surprisingly good.
16 March 2003 | by (Somerset, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I never had heard of this movie, or any of the actors(less Robert Patrick) before. It was a slow Sunday morning, and I just happened to have it on the channel showing this movie. I certainly enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. It was a very well acted, well-written study of the helplessness one would feel placed in the proverbial situation of a stranger in a strange land. It definitely showed Mexico City in real light, but I thing more importantly, it showed that not everyone in Mexico is corrupt, or dispassionate about helping outsiders. The character of Pedro was especially heroic. I definitely felt the level of frustration the lead character (Mitch) was feeling. Expert direction by Richard Shepard.

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