MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,841 this week

A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 2,656 users   Metascore: 30/100
Reviews: 98 user | 21 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 03 Jun 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Dec 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 01 Mar 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

A Day Without a Mexican (2004) on IMDb 4.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Day Without a Mexican.
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A "rockumentary" about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band is born and developed.

Director: Olallo Rubio
Stars: Sergio Arau, Paco Ayala, Randy Ebright
Herod's Law (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott
Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham
El Narco (2010)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Ryan is getting married. His friends take him across the US-Mexican border for a bachelor party the night before his wedding. A night that begins with tequila and strippers turns fatal when... See full summary »

Director: Rowdy Stovall
Stars: Armand Assante, Jordan Belfi, William Gregory Lee
Matando Cabos (2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano
Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

Director: Beto Gómez
Stars: Miguel Rodarte, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

News reports, with dramatizations within the faux documentary footage, explain that people across California have awakened to a state from which the Mexicans have disappeared: husbands, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Arau
Stars: Dawn Westlake, Michael White, Tina S. Nieto
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Maroso Golfetto is a firm manager from Veneto who is always yelling at his employees, all either immigrants or Southern Italians. He regularly appears on the local TV channel where he keeps... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Patierno
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Maurizio Donadoni, Laura Efrikian
Naco es chido (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Sergio Arau
Stars: Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, Flavia Atencio
Plan B III (2009)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sergio Arau's documentary on his 1980s band Botellita de Jerez.

Director: Sergio Arau
Stars: Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, Francisco Barrios
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On May 14 there will be no Mexicans in California.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 August 2004 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Hova tűntek a mexikóiak?  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Eduardo Palomo's last film. See more »

Goofs

The scenes in Stockton, California show orange groves in the background. There are no orange groves in Stockton. See more »

Crazy Credits

Bloopers and outtakes accompany the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Frijolero
Written by Paco Ayala / Randy Ebright / Miky Huidobro
Performed by Molotov
MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Surco Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Administered by Universal Musica, Inc. (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
what our lives would be lacking without our Mexican peoples
1 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are times when you just have to take a movie for what it is- a movie. Instead of worrying about racism and social commentary-enjoy the idea of the movie. I liked the movie as a whole because it had an original idea for a script. It gives you an idea of what an important role each of us plays in this big old world we live in. At the very least, the music can be appreciated. It was diverse, appropriate, and fun to listen to. It wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but if you've ever lived in Southern California, this movie will make you laugh (at least a couple of times). And if your really lucky, it will also broaden your mind.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
OMG our floors didn't get cleaned at work kawlv1
3 things I learned from this movie ts_flanders
Troops in the border? cleverfly_18
Stupidest Political Movie Ever ckmlb
It's a cool movie trillianprefect
What is with the cup of water? Gallydoll
Discuss A Day Without a Mexican (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?