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When a mysterious fog surrounds the boundaries of California, there is a communication breakdown and all the Mexicans disappear, affecting the economy and the state stops working missing the Mexican workers and dwellers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Aunt Gigi
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Talk Show Host
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Ellen Abercombie (as Melinda R. Allen)
Frankie J. Allison ...
Oficer Carr (as Frankie Jay Allison)
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Undocumented 1
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Lila Rodriguez
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Nick
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Officer Sanchez
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Suzy
Arell Blanton ...
Chris
Cassidy Paige Bringas ...
Tracy Abercrombie
Brian Brophy ...
Barney Montana
Pilar Camporredondo ...
Lila's Mom (as Maria Camporredondo Neeley)
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Cata
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Storyline

A thick fog surrounds California's borders, communication beyond state lines is cut off, and the Mexicans disappear: workers, spouses, and business owners are missing. Cars are abandoned in the street, food is left cooking on the stove. We meet the wife of a musician who's gone, a state Senator whose maid doesn't show up for work, and a farm owner whose produce is ripe and unpicked. A scientist asks any Mexicans who haven't disappeared to volunteer for genetic experiments: a female newscaster and the daughter of the musician may be the only missing links around. Why them? And where have all the Mexicans gone? Even the border guards grieve. The state and its economy grind to a halt. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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On May 14 there will be no Mexicans in California.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 August 2004 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Hova tűntek a mexikóiak?  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$619,976 (USA) (14 May 2004)

Gross:

$4,175,179 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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Trivia

The scenes on the empty San Diego streets were shot on 1 January, when there are few people about, because the production was unable to pay for closing them. See more »

Goofs

When Senator Abercombie is declaring a state of emergency and telling the reporters the military is conducting reconnaissance missions, the F-16 shown flying into the fog has Washington (state) Air National Guard markings on it. See more »

Crazy Credits

Bloopers and outtakes accompany the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Remade as Things from Another World (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes
Performed by Ellis Hall
Courtesy of Ear-Say Productions
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Skip the movie and watch the trailer.
15 May 2004 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the ad campaign for this movie, I couldn't wait. Then I saw the trailer which made this film look like a great satirical film. Then I saw the film. All of the best (and pretty much only) funny gags are in the trailer, and what we are left with is a preachy, poorly acted, heavy handed PSA. There are too many storylines and many of them go nowhere and make a viewer wonder why they were there to begin with. This would have been much better as a short film. Shishar Kurup who plays Alex, the cameraman, is one of the few bright spots in this flick. I saw skip the movie and just watch the trailer.


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