MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,494 this week

Perico ripiao (2003)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 352 users  
Reviews: 12 user

Three convicted criminals escape from prison carrying only a Güira, a Tambora and an Accordion. During their journey they meet with a bunch of interesting characters and are forced to use their musical skills to help them get home.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 119 titles
created 19 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 724 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 81 titles
created 15 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Perico ripiao" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Perico ripiao (2003)

Perico ripiao (2003) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Perico ripiao.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Check Mate (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

David Hernandez is a well-known television host in the Caribbean. He hosts a game show called "Jaque Mate" (Check-Mate)... See full synopsis »

Director: José María Cabral
Stars: Federico Abreu, Luis Manuel Aguilo, Marcos Bonetti
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Eddie lives a double life, he is Christian in the temple and aspiring ¨bad boy¨outside. He wants to be like somebody else, in this case ¨Papo¨ a spoiled kid who is always looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Lopez
Stars: Nashla Bogaert, Rene Castillo, Luis José Germán
Yuniol (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"Yuniol" Perez (Shalim Ortiz) and Alberto "Junior" Rios (Frank Perozo) come from opposite sides of the tracks in the Dominican Republic... See full synopsis »

Director: Alfonso Rodríguez
Stars: Shalim Ortiz, Frank Perozo, Hemky Madera
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

¿Quién manda? es una comedia romántica protagonizada por Frank Perozo y Nashla Bogaert donde juntos forman la estructura esencial en que se basa su historia... See full synopsis »

Director: Ronni Castillo
Stars: Frank Perozo, Nashla Bogaert, Micky Montilla
Arrobá (2013)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Three guys decide to rob a bank but everything goes terribly wrong. One of them owns a time machine and they try robbing the bank again but fail to do so. With the time machine they start ... See full summary »

Director: José María Cabral
Stars: Irvin Alberti, Marcos Bonetti, Hony Estrella
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The dramatic story of Julian, a Dominican drug lord who despite his confinement in prison, was still able to maintain Dominican society in a state of suspense, for over 13 years. At the ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Baez Mella
Stars: Manny Perez, Luz García, Sergio Carlo
La soga (2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.

Director: Josh Crook
Stars: Manny Perez, Denise Quiñones, Juan Fernández
Lotoman (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Modesto & Manuel are brothers that get their lives changed by wining the lottery. The new life walk them through funny (and some embarrassing) situations that come along with their new ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Lopez
Stars: Olga Bucarelli, Elias Camaño Perez, Fico Cruz
La montaña (2013)
Documentary | Adventure | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The Mountain portraits the adventure of the first Dominican expedition to reach the top of Mount Everest in Nepal. With beautiful images, powerful music, and inspiring achievements, The ... See full summary »

Directors: Tabaré Blanchard, Ivan Herrera
Stars: Karim Mella, Iván Gómez Carrasco, Federico Jóvine
Nueba Yol (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Ángel Muñiz
Stars: Luisito Marti, Caridad Ravelo, Raúl Carbonell
Sanky Panky (2007)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Dominican Republic, the local Genaro works in a small family store and lives with his mother in a poor neighborhood. He is learning a couple of words in English and dreams on being a ... See full summary »

Director: José Enrique Pintor
Stars: Fausto Mata, Zdenka Kalina, Tony Pascual
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Ángel Muñiz
Stars: Luisito Marti, Raúl Carbonell, Graciela Mas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Francisco
Manolo Ozuna ...
Mauricio
Phillip Rodríguez ...
Manuel
Giovanny Cruz ...
General Contreras
Fernando Coste ...
Arcadio
...
Quepis
Pancho Clisante ...
The narrator (as José 'Pancho' Clisante)
...
Cristina, Manuel's wife (as Lumy Lizardo)
Berenice Aquino ...
Celia, Francisco's wife
Clara Luz Lozano ...
Loly, Mauricio's wife
Kenny Grullon ...
The bus driver (as Kenny Grullón)
Raquel Ureña ...
Passenger 1
Cenia Rodríguez ...
Passenger 2
Héctor Sierra ...
Boca
...
Blanco, the leftist prisoner
Edit

Storyline

Three convicted criminals escape from prison carrying only a Güira, a Tambora and an Accordion. During their journey they meet with a bunch of interesting characters and are forced to use their musical skills to help them get home.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

September 2003 (Dominican Republic)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Margarita tips over the train rails was an unplanned accident. The vehicle fell and nearly broke Manolo Ozuna's leg. The subsequent dialogue was improvised after it was verified that the actor was alright. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ladrones a domicilio (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It was excellent, in my opinion
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perico Ripiao is one of those movies that transports you to a particular place and time while asserting its common humanity. I disagree with those who say that you have to be Dominican to understand the movie. I am a Puertorrican, some Americans watched it with me, and we all identified with several characters and situations, all while laughing our behinds off. As this movie brings up issues that we see in PR too, I throughly enjoyed the "Caribbeanness" of the piece, the common disrespect to the authority of the State, or just rules in general; the resistance against oppression, the absurdity of it all. Nothing is sacred. The movie makes meaningful comments about almost every segment of Dominican society, and while poking fun at them, uncovers some unsavory truths that resonate with many of us and gets us thinking: why does State and police power invariably corrupts? What kind of solutions are needed? How can religion be used to blind yourself to the reality around you? How is our identity as Caribbean people expressed despite so-called "globalization"? You will see far more than meets the surface of humor and profanity if you pay attention. I heartily recommend this movie to anyone interested in getting to know the Caribbean reality up close and personal--and if you want to laugh your ass off. PS> Don't miss the special features! They're long but hysterical!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why The dominican cinema industry wil not be taken seriusly by no one Klef-44
Discuss Perico ripiao (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?