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Washington Heights (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 9 May 2002 (USA)
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"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial ... See full summary »


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"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial downtown comic book scene. When his father, who owns a bodega in the Heights, is shot in a burglary attempt, Carlos is forced to put his dream on hold and run the store. In the process, he comes to understand that if he is to make it as a comic artist, he must engage with the community he comes from, take that experience back out into the world, and put it in his work. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, brief violence and drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,814 (USA) (30 May 2003)


$156,021 (USA) (15 August 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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The Bodega shown in the film is a real Bodega on Fort Washington Avenue. See more »

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Several Stories in One
21 December 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Washington Heights is geared toward the Latino community. A nice movie about a small community inside a giant New York city. Much like its audience, the movie itself was made by the efforts of Latinos. While the movie focuses on the main character and his interactions with his friends, enemies, parents, and girlfriend, the movie's strongest link is the side story of the Father. It is the relationship between the Father and the Son that keeps many audience members interested in what is going to happen next. Instead, the story jumps too much between the side stories of the friend who wants to go bowling, his girlfriend who is making dresses, and the neighborhood that jumps in and out of everybody's lives without warning. In the end, a nice story that hits home on many levels. The story about a father and a son who were never Father and Son is the strongest link in this movie's chain.

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