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El padrino (2004)

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In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo ... See full summary »

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Sebeva
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Atty. Gen. Navarro
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Manny
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Jessica Lancaster
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Paul Fisch
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Gov. Lancaster
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Special Agent Kurt Meyers
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In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. Starting off small, dealing to the high school and college market, Kilo discovers the drug business to be very profitable. With a little help from the well-connected and seductive daughter of a Colombian gangster, he becomes a drug kingpin with a nationwide monopoly on drug running. While conquering the drug world, Kilo falls in love with a local Latina who quickly becomes pregnant. Shortly thereafter, Kilo is involved in a drug deal with a wired frat boy that goes bad, and he is imprisoned. His exciting and stylish life as a drug lord seems to have come to a halt. But prison life does not stop Kilo from running his operation. He enlists the support of other prisoners including Crips, Bloods, and a very powerful ... Written by Jim Dobson <starpr@aol.com>

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence and language, drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 September 2005 (USA)  »

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El padrino: The Latin Godfather  »

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During the party scene at Kilo's house, music is being played. This is supposed to be the late 1970s but instead of using music from that era, modern techno music is heard. See more »

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Lars: You are a wasted species. You don't belong here.
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The Latino Godfather...
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the Latino Godfather. An unlikely mobster bridges the gap to some unlikely alliances and forms an empire. I enjoyed the action and gunfights along with the brash acting and colorful characters. This movie is no Oscar winner, but definitely entertaining. Hey, who needs an Oscar anyway?

Chapa has got some balls to direct& act ( I think he produced it too?) this movie. Reminds me of another filmmaker who likes to do it all, Robert Rodrigez. Keep it up, is there a sequel in the works? There are a bunch of strings that need to be tied. Son comes back and avenges dads death?


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