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When Santa Crystal's most famous actor: Tomas Cruseiro, finds himself unemployed, he decides to host a TV Show where he announces the end of the world... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Sara Jarque ... Laura Setti

Modesto Lacen ... Tomas Cruseiro / Juan Perez (El Procer en Proceso, Orgullo Magullo de Santa Cristal)
Miguel Difoot ... Rvdo. Abraham Milton
William Piedra ... Sex Machine
Adrian Garcia ... Don Ramiro Ramero (Rl Devorador de Panes Dañados)
Raquel Montero ... Doña Agustina Ramero
Blanca Lissette Cruz ... Paloma de la Paz
Gretchen Colon ... Sasha Vicenti
Luis Freddie Vázquez ... Diego Ferrari
Jinoel Colón ... Molly Martinez
Tania Medina ... Betti Martinez
Carlos Santiago ... Sandra
Ana Pino ... Mariana Zukker
Miguel Ortíz ... Midnight Lover / Inodoro Investigador
Joffre Perez ... Vidal Marcano
Suzette Bacó ... Virgen del Caño
Samantha Love ... Cleopatra 'La Sata' Love

Sunshine Logroño ... Hon. Ronaldo Valdez Carado, Gobernador de Santa Cristal
Milo Adorno ... Pobre Sebastian / Telemarketer
Edelmary Ramirez ... Voz de Telemarketer Fiestera
Erickson Huertas ... Voz de Telemarketer Pachanguero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Beland ... Albert Saint Burguess
Ivan Camilo ... Cano Canibal
Juan Carlos Díaz ... Dios
Samaris Fiatelli ... Sasha Vicenti
Ángel Fuentes ... El Sadomazoquiste de Falda Rosa / Voz de Telemarketer Rookie
Alfredo Joel Perez ... 7 yrs old Abraham Milton

Directed by
José R. Román  (as J.R. Roman)
 
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Milo Adorno  (as Yamil Adorno)
Ángel Fuentes 
José R. Román  (as J.R. Roman)

Produced by
Ángel Fuentes .... producer
William Piedra .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Joel Rosa 
 
Costume Design by
Ana C. Ramirez Velez  (as Anita Ramirez)
 
Music Department
José R. Román .... composer: theme music
 

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Great satire, aspiring Puerto Rican filmmakers should take note, 13 March 2005
Author: (billad@hotmail.com) from Florida, United States

Considering this is an indie film from Puerto Rico and made on almost no budget, Santa Cristal is the best Puerto Rican film I've seen so far...it will probably not be nominated for an Oscar (as was the dull-as-hell Lo Que Le Paso A Santiago, which earned a Best Foreign Film nomination in 1980-something) but it will go down as at least a cult classic due to its cleverly written and often hilariously heavy-handed satire of Puerto Rican society. Some people won't get the joke, and those will usually be the people the film takes aim at. Modesto Lacen turns out a credible performance as soap-opera actor turned prophet Tomas Cruseiro, and Sara Jarque does a great job of portraying the frustrated muckraking radio talk-show host Laura Setti. Be on the lookout for renowned PR comic actors like Adrian Garcia, Raquel Montero and the legendary Sunshine Logrono in small roles. Also of note is local actor William Piedra, who displays a good grasp of parody and comic timing as moronic disc jockey Sex Machine. Bear in mind the film is in Spanish and some familiarity with Puerto Rican society will help you grasp the movie better...hopefully a version with English subtitles is in the works.

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