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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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. Betrayal. Death. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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16 June 2000 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Amores Perros  »

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

Shot in some of the more dangerous parts of Mexico City. It was not uncommon for the production crew to be robbed by street gangs. See more »

Goofs

During the car crash, stabilizing bars, to further strengthen the roof and protect the stunt driver, are visible in the black car. These bars are on both the driver's and passenger's side and run diagonally from the roof to, presumably the floor, as in a race car. The bars are not visible prior to the accident or after the accident, This particular vehicle was almost certainly just used for that one scene/shot. See more »

Quotes

Octavio: [to his brother Ramiro after being threatened] Being tough won't make you smart.
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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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Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007) See more »

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Mentiras
By Carlos Alberto and Darío Flores
Performed by Los del Garrote
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Orale, guey!!!!!
24 November 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A masterpiece. Plain and simple. This picture transcends any language and culture, making us all be able to relate to each of its characters. I don't buy the comparison to Pulp Fiction or any other work. The disregard of chronological scene order and intertwining storylines have been occuring in films for years. Its done for effect here, is all.

Alejandro Inarritu simply lets his actors take over and finishes off a puzzle that is almost complete as a result of the writing and acting. Not to denigrate his work, of course. After all, the ability to trust your actors and let them work is key to being a great director. BTY, more films need to be made in Mexico City, the largest in the world.


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