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A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

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

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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)
Fernando Arau ...
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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Newscaster
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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.


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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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21 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Dzien bez Meksykanów  »

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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

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

Remake of A Day Without a Mexican (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Bent Nail
Written by Kevin Higgins
Performed by Cosmic Dust Devils
Imaginary Friend Publishing, Administered by Universal Publishing Latino
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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.


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