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Washington Heights (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 9 May 2002 (USA)
"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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(as Alfredo De Villa)

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, (as Alfredo De Villa) | 2 more credits »

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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Eddie
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Carlos
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Mickey
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Sean
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Maggie
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Angel
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David
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Raquel
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Daisy
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Guillermo
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Michelle
Roberto Sanchez ...
Tito
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Belkis
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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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9 May 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$156,021 (USA) (15 August 2003)
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The Bodega shown in the film is a real Bodega on Fort Washington Avenue. See more »

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low budget flick
30 August 2004 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Starring Tomas Milian and Manny Perez – 'Washington Heights' is a low budget drama set in a Latino neighborhood in NYC.

A young comic-book artist (Manny Perez) wants to escape his Latino neighborhood. When his father is crippled by a robber's gunshot, the young man is forced to run the family bodega.

The movie was shot in a budget (low resolution video and poor audio) with low profile actors.

The plot flowed well for 85 minutes but the last 5 minutes were just terrible. We don't know for sure if Perez and his girlfriend remained together and if Angel ended-up in jail for the shooting.

4/10


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