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Matando Cabos (2004)

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

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
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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 ...
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) The black car's windshield is smashed with a crowbar. When it falls off the stadium the windshield has no hole nor crowbar in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Remade as Quién mató a Bambi? (2013) See more »

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17 Años
Performed by Los Ángeles Azules
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Clever Fun
26 March 2005 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Good characters, well paced, with a tight script full of twist and well placed turns. People will often dismiss any movie that is well crafted by comparing it to another movie that's well crafted. In this case I felt like it was more of a good thing instead of "more of the same", sort of like getting a second helping of something great. The movie does build it's central premise (a series of wild coincidences, characters that are larger than life, the fast paced-all in one night action) on other movies that feature similar elements (Snatch, Pulp Fiction, etc) but because the situations and characters are unique I did not feel ripped off. Overall I found this film to be very entertaining. I saw it at Sundance this year (2005). I hope it comes out in the US, I would recommend it to anybody that like to be entertained.


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