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Once Upon a Wedding -- A week before her marriage, a woman injures a man in a car accident. As she helps nurse him back to health, she starts to doubt the course her life is taking. Her father, a powerful dictator, is not pleased with the change of plans.


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Writers (WGA):
K.S. LaBoca (story)
Reuben Gonzalez (screenplay)
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2005 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Esai Morales ... Pineda

A Martinez ... El Comandante

Charlotte Ayanna ... Margarita

Valeria Andrews ... Jennifer (as Valeria)

Kuno Becker ... Rogelio

Michael Irby ... Luis

Rosanna DeSoto ... Sonia

Cristián de la Fuente ... Manolo

Ivonne Azurdia ... Carmelita
David Custode ... Milton

Omar Avila ... Eddie
Ramón González Cuevas ... Man Servant

Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Pablo
Lydia Montes ... Aurelia

Carmen López ... Maid (Rosa) (as Carmen Lopez)

Damaris Justamante ... Maid (Luisa)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Karen Ross

Jason Bartley ... Mercenary (uncredited)

Elli ... Barfly (uncredited)

Angelo Fierro ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Marci Savitch ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Damian Urra ... El Comandante's Body Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Matia Karrell 
Writing credits
K.S. LaBoca (story)

Reuben Gonzalez (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Benjamin .... producer
Miriam Elchanan .... production executive
Debby Freeman .... line producer
Ande Hecht-Endewardt .... co-executive producer
K.S. LaBoca .... executive producer
Kjehl Rasmussen .... executive producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... producer
Stacia Sekuler .... co-executive producer (as Stacia Sekuler Miehe)
Original Music by
Douglas J. Cuomo 
Cinematography by
Steven Finestone 
Casting by
Robyn Knoll 
Jean Scoccimarro 
Production Design by
Barbara Peterson-Malesci  (as Barbara Peterson)
Set Decoration by
Mark Dane 
Costume Design by
Nikoya Gonzalez 
Makeup Department
Donna J. Anderson .... key hair stylist: Los Angeles
Donna Battersby Greene .... key hair stylist (as Donna Green)
Susie Mendez Pfister .... key makeup artist (as Susie Pfifter)
Dulcie Smith .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
Gary Walker .... assistant hair stylist
Christine Wostak .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... unit production manager
Francisco Venegas .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josué D. Aguilar .... second second assistant director (as Josue Aguilar)
Brian Moon .... first assistant director
Steven Tramz .... first assistant director: Los Angeles (as Steve Tramz)
Kevin Turley .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Larry Zience .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Ashwell .... art department coordinator
Michelle Cummings .... scenic artist
Dan Harrington .... property master
Kenneth MacArthur .... prop assistant
Greyson Miller .... on-set dresser
Gay Perello .... property master: Los Angeles
Billy Reynolds .... set dresser
Billy Reynolds .... set dresser
Sound Department
Scott Blynder .... sound mixer (as M. Scott Blynder)
Kenneth Gombos .... sound assistant
Dennis Gray .... dialogue editor
Craig Hunter .... re-recording mixer
Peter Kelsey .... re-recording mixer
Peter Michaelman .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Steven S. Nelson .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Cecilia Perna .... adr mixer
Cecilia Perna .... foley mixer
David Rawlinson .... adr editor
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor
Herbert Rawlinson .... adr editor
Herbert Rawlinson .... dialogue editor
Mary Louise Rodgers .... foley walker (as Mary Rodgers)
Michael Salvetta .... foley walker
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects
Don Abbatiello .... picture car coordinator
Tom Bahr .... stunts
Chick Bernhard .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Chick Bernhardt)
Rosie Bernhard .... stunts
Stacy Courtney .... stunt double: Margarita
Cristy Fuentefria .... stunts
Artie Malesci .... stunt coordinator
Janine Mitchell .... stunt performer
J.C. Robaina .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michelle Baker .... camera loader: Los Angeles
Ed Bauman .... grip: Los Angeles
Jennifer Bell .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Tim Bourque .... electrician
Richard Cronin .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Maurizio Dotto .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Nino Dotto)
Jonathan Dugas .... grip
Brandon Herzon .... electrician: Los Angeles
Orlando Iglesias Jr. .... camera loader
Joe Kaid .... electrician: Los Angeles
George Kallimanis .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Ben Kanegson .... dolly grip (as Ben J. Kanegson)
Greg Karamov .... grip: Los Angeles (as Grigori Melik-Karamov)
Marvin Lee .... second assistant camera
Dan Littlejohn .... still photographer
Mike McGowan .... Steadicam operator
Mike McGowan .... camera operator: "a" camera
T. Michael McLean .... first assistant camera
Evan Nelson .... grip
Brian Pruitt .... grip
Víctor Pérez .... electrician: Los Angeles
Chris Rodriguez .... best boy grip
Barry Ryan .... key grip
Gary Ryan .... gaffer (as Gary T. Ryan)
Mark Sannes .... key grip: Los Angeles
Jose Santiago .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Jim Seckel .... best boy electric
William Smaling .... gaffer
Jeff Togno .... electrician (as Jeffrey S. Tongo)
Casting Department
Al Guarino .... local casting
Melanie Hartford .... casting assistant: Florida
Lori Wyman .... casting director: Florida
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cindy Crusan-Noble .... seamstress (as Cindy Noble)
Tracy Lynn Knight .... costume supervisor
Pauline Rodriguez Sanchez .... set costumer
Gilda Texter .... costume supervisor: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Christy Richmond .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Kris Gray .... location manager
Daniel Markell .... assistant location manager
Andrew Nathanson .... location manager
Music Department
Douglas J. Cuomo .... orchestrator
David Sibley .... music supervisor
Frank Wolf .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Connie Lee Brown .... transportation captain
Joyce M. Lark .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sean Afsahi .... production assistant
Laura Atkins .... assistant to executive producer
Amy Carroll .... production assistant
Warren Christophel .... intern
Warren Christophel .... production assistant
Christopher De Stefano .... assistant to director
Derek Dion .... craft service
Larry Donahue .... head chef
Greg Fehribach .... production assistant
B. Billie Feldman .... assistant to producer (as B. Billie Greif)
Michael Hotstettor .... production assistant
Nadine Johnson .... production secretary
James Joyner .... production assistant
Eduardo Lytton .... epk unit
Lisa L. Martin .... production coordinator
David Modia .... set production assistant
Diane Pacheco .... production accountant
Pablo Pagan .... epk unit
Ilene Pickus .... script supervisor
Gabriel Quintero .... production secretary
Anna Samuel .... publicist
Timothy Tucker .... production accountant: The Audit Trail
Nadine Tuttle .... production secretary (as Nadine Tuttle Johnson)
Matthew Vitel .... cook
Sharon 'Mae' West .... script supervisor: Los Angeles

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Rated PG for mild language and some sensuality
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Did You Know?

After consuming a hearty lunch of Marlin, the cast and crew were stricken with "scrombroid poisoning" landing 22 people in the hospital, including an Executive Producer, the Director and the lead actress. The film's plot includes poisoned fish.See more »
Miscellaneous: When El Commandante's nurse put's the blood pressure cuff on his arm it is upside down. The tubing should point toward his forearm, not away from it.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Barely Bearable, 30 June 2006
Author: Matthew from Syracuse Utah

The story takes place on a Caribbean Island ruled over by the Commandante, a fifth generation dictator. His beautiful, but sheltered daughter dreams of what life would be like outside of the diamond leash she is on. When she accidentally hits a village boy with her car she soon finds herself falling in love and questioning if she is making the right decisions to marry the man her father has chosen. I rented this film and it sounded somewhat interesting but I was severely disappointed. While the film making was well done for the most part the story itself was very formulaic and a paint by the numbers. I felt that any crew fresh out of film school could have slapped this together and probably have done a better job. So if you are into prince and the pauper romantic comedies mixed with a little bit of fantasy you'll enjoy it, otherwise pick another film.

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