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Amores Perros (2000)
"Amores perros" (original title)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  16 June 2000 (Mexico)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

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Cast

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Emilio Echevarría ...
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Octavio (as Gael García)
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Álvaro Guerrero ...
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Marco Pérez ...
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Gustavo
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Jorge
Gerardo Campbell ...
Mauricio
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Tía Luisa (Aunt Luisa)
Dunia Saldívar ...
Mama Susana (Susana's Mother)
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Mama Octavio (Octavio's Mother)
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Leonardo
Lourdes Echevarría ...
Maru
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Storyline

Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting. After a dogfight goes bad, Octavio flees in his car, running a red light and causing the accident. Daniel and Valeria's new-found bliss is prematurely ended when she loses her leg in the accident. El Chivo is a homeless man who cares for stray dogs and is there to witness the collision. Written by Anonymous

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love is betrayal. love is anguish. love is sin. love is selfish. love is hope. love is pain. love is death. what is love? love's a bitch. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£80,560 (UK) (18 May 2001)

Gross:

$5,383,834 (USA) (6 July 2001)
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Trivia

El Chivo (Emilio Echevarría) shouts at Luis (Jorge Salinas) "You are so clever! You must be a publicist," during the kidnapping scene. Salinas played a publicist in Sex, Shame & Tears (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Daniel is sitting in his office and phones his wife Julieta before hanging up with out saying anything, his cigarette is down to the butt and close to his fingers before his dials the number, but after he has hung up the cigarette seems to have grown a few inches. See more »

Quotes

El Chivo: [to his newfound dog, Blackie, after misbehaving] It's not right, asshole!
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Crazy Credits

To Luciano: Because we also are what we have lost. Special Thanks to: "Abba, Pater" See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Atacama
By Gustavo Santaolalla (as Alfredo Santaolalla)
Performed by Gustavo Santaolalla (as Alfredo Santaolalla)
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Brilliant movie! One of the best this decade...
24 May 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Amores Perros' impressed the hell out of me. Three interrelated tales of the darker side of life in contemporary Mexico City, each one as fresh and as fascinating as the last. Each of the three stories are dark, disturbing and filled with humanity. Superbly acted all round, but especially noteworthy is the standout performance by Emilio Echevarria as El Chivo, a political dissident turned hitman, and if the charismatic Gael Garcia Bernal (Octavia, the lovesick dog fighter) isn't an international star in the making I'll eat my words. This brilliant movie shows up the mediocrity of most current Hollywood "product", and to my mind ranks with a small handful of movies made this decade ('Chopper', 'The Pledge', 'The Way Of The Gun') that are truly memorable and with genuine substance. This one is a winner and essential viewing for all movie lovers. A future classic.


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