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Savage Roses (2002)

 -  Drama | Crime | Romance  -  5 August 2002 (USA)
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A street-wise Latina is torn between her Bronx gang and the woman she loves.

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Credited cast:
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Toro (as Misha Gonzales)
Tania Galarza ...
Michelle
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Maribel
Tella Storey ...
Loca
Diavanna Zarzuela ...
Tania
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Pedro
Antonio Tomahawk ...
Cabron
Max Goldberg ...
Jewish Man
Jaime Velez ...
Hector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milagros Cepeda ...
Aunt Ana
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Sleazy girl
Edward Matos ...
Carlos
David Perez ...
Gustavo
Carissa Rosado ...
Lourdes (as Carissa Faith Rosado)
Brendan Rothman Hicks ...
White Boy
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Tough, gritty, and sensually enthralling, this cinematic slice of urban gang life explores the oft over-looked world of young, street-smart Latinas. Toro, a tough lesbian gang member, acclimates well to the group as they rob, steal, and hustle. The gang is strong--both sexually and physically--holding sacred both loyalty and the money it takes to survive. Despite the closeness of her gang and sisters, Toro feels isolated. Secrets from her past keep true friendships at bay and harden her already tough exterior. Yet Toro soon meets Michelle, a young mother who moves in with her abusive and cheating boyfriend, residing near where Toro spends time both keeping an eye on the neighborhood and trying to work through her anger. After discovering Michelle bruised and battered, Toro crosses the line of friendship by protecting and defending Michelle--accelerating the relationship beyond mere friendship. Yet their evolving relationship jeopardizes both their safety as the gang's suspicion is ... Written by Johnny LaGuardia

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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality including dialogue, language, drug content and some violence
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5 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Locas 4 Life  »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Based on the play Las Rosas Salvaje, also written by Joshua Nelson. Play opened off-off Broadway in New York City at The Flatiron Playhouse in August of 2001. See more »

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Maribel: Hey Yo, you call the police, I'm gonna come back here and burn this place to the ground. Then I'll shoot you and your ugly-ass wife...Thanks for the cigarettes though.
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The character of Toro's Cat played by Diva Nelson is indeed Writer Joshua Nelson's beautiful cat DIVA. See more »

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Worst movie I've seen this year. Maybe all time.
10 July 2004 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I can't think of one movie I've seen this year that's worse, and I saw Gigli. The acting was horrible, as if they never rehearsed. The story was even worse so it's possible that even the "actresses" and "actors" didn't believe in what they were doing. I sure didn't. I don't think most of them had any other work before or after this movie, so that makes sense. I'm trying to think of something good about this movie, and the best I can come up with was the camera work didn't bother me, as I have heard that it was subpar but looked OK to me. Pretty bad stuff if you ask me.

Director James Tucker has made some other movies, and I am promising myself I will steer clear of anything else he has done or will do. By the way, this movie is hiding in Blockbuster as Locas 4 Life so don't be fooled! I gave the movie a 1 of 10.


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