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

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  13 April 2001 (USA)
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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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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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amor es traición. amor es angustia. amor es pecado. amor es egoismo. amor es esperanza. amor es dolor. amor es muerte. qué es el amor? amores perros. 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:

$61,047 (USA) (30 March 2001)

Gross:

$5,383,834 (USA) (6 July 2001)
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All the images shown on the TV sets during the picture are commercials. These commercials were also directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. They include a TV station promotional, an ad for a bank, among others. See more »

Goofs

When the industrial is murdered by El Chivo in the restaurant, peasants are seen walking in the street. One of them is a woman with sunglasses. That same woman appears at El Chivo's ex-wife's funeral. 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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References Thesis (1996) See more »

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Si señor
By F. Caballero and J. Robert
Performed by Control Machete
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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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