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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Javier "Jaque"
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Paulina Cabos
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Oscar Cabos
Kristoff ...
Mudo
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Botcha
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Ruben "Mascarita"
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Nico
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Lula
Silverio Palacios ...
Tony 'El Canibal'
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Gabriela Cabos
Pedro Altamirano ...
Nacho
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Cholo
Jose Angel Bichir ...
Ulises (as José Ángel Bichir)
Alejandro Galán ...
Juan
Mary Paz Mata ...
Tere
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In Mexico City, the powerful and violent magnate of steel Oscar Cabos catches his daughter Paulina having sex with her boyfriend and his employee Javier "Jaque" and he works Jaque over. On the next day, Jaque pays a visit to Cabos in his office and the angry man comes with a golf club to hit Jaque again. However, Cabos accidentally trips on a golf ball, falls on the floor and faints. Jaque calls his best friend Mudo to help him, but the janitor Nacho finds his boss fainted on the floor and he steals and dresses himself with Cabos' clothes and jewels. Meanwhile, Nacho's son Botcha and his friend Nico have planned to kidnap Cabos and they are waiting for him in the parking garage. When he walks in the parking garage, the two kidnappers hit him on the back of the head, believing that he is Cabos, they cover his head with a bag. They head with the abducted man to the house of Botcha's girlfriend Lula. Meanwhile, Jaque and Mudo calls their wrestler friend Ruben "Mascarita" and his midget ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for pervasive violence and language, some strong sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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16 July 2004 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Killing Cabos  »

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Budget:

MXN 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,719 (USA) (26 August 2005)

Gross:

$126,132 (USA) (2 September 2005)
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The title is a play on words: "Matando Cabos" means "Killing Cabos" Cabos is the last name of one of the characters. But if the "M" is removed it becomes "atando Cabos" that means "Tying lose ends". See more »

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Omar Abizaid: Te juro que el que voló no era tu coche. (Omar Abizaid: I swear that the one that flew wasn't your car.) See more »

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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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The story of two kidnappings that go badly wrong (but in a very funny way)
17 March 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Although it is not a master piece or or anything; it is good to have many good laughs and just have a good time. "Matando Cabos" is about two kidnappings (among other things) that go very wrong. Mr. Cabos is a ruthless business man who has hurt and taken advantage of many. Everybody hates him. On the same night different people decide to get back to him; but things go very wrong, confusion starts and things get mixed up (very mixed up).

The movie is funny from start to finish even tragic things can turn into a funny scene. It's a movie that laughs at the misfortunes of life. It does have some really violent and sexual scenes (not my favorite) but it is part of the way the movie is done. I am not sure if foreigners would like it, it is "Mexican" humor. It's worth the try.


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