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Matando Cabos (2004)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  16 July 2004 (Mexico)
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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

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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Storyline

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  »

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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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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Emilio: Gracias por prestarnos tu jardín. (Emilio: thanks for lending us your garden.) See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Hilarious
26 October 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I find it amusing that so many would bash this movie based on what they thought of Blockbuster movies that have come before it. In many posts, I've noticed people mention movies like Scarface, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, and Pulp Fiction. People, if every movie was that good, then those movies would not be considered great films. They would be your typical run-of-the-mill movie that anyone can accomplish. The reason they are difficult to achieve is because not just anyone can do it. I thought this movie was funny. Maybe to a lot of people in the poverty ravaged country of Mexico, it's not funny because of the next to life reality of a severed finger and a senseless beating to a sequester victim, but to us in the U.S who have been desensitized by all the smut we see at the movie theaters, this is a great movie. There were some really funny moments in this movie, including the bus chase scene and the romantic love scene at the end involving el cannibal and Cabos' wife. Also, Ana Claudia Talancon was aesthetically pleasing.


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