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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Pozo ...
Francisco
Manolo Ozuna ...
Mauricio
Phillip Rodríguez ...
Manuel
Giovanny Cruz ...
General Contreras
Fernando Coste ...
Arcadio
Miguel Céspedes ...
Quepis
Pancho Clisante ...
The narrator (as José 'Pancho' Clisante)
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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
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Blanco, the leftist prisoner
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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.

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They had only one chance to escape... and took it!

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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 »

Quotes

Francisco: What's Spanish language good for, anyway? Spanish is good for begging only!
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Featured in Un Rollo en la Arena (2005) See more »

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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!


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