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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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Film shot in only six days. 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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A really good, Non-typical Lesbian film.
4 April 2003 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Although this movie is very raw (shot on DV) it's very funny, powerful and really draws you in. Basically a story about a female gang member from the Bronx that falls in love with a struggling young mother that is trying to survive her abusive relationship. Some great acting in this film as well! Really worth checking out if you can find it.


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