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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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Jaque (Tony Dalton) mentions to Mudo (Kristoff) "Being on TV was never my thing". Both Tony Dalton and Kristoff once starred on "No te equivoques", a Jackass-like TV show. See more »

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At the end of the credits the chinese cook can be seen at the International Airport of México, going back to China. See more »

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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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A smart Comedy
27 September 2004 | by (Juarez, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Matando Cabos is a smart comedy about two friends that try to get Cabos a powerful and fearful business men in Mexico City to his home after he get hit. This film although uses a lot of profanity is one of the best comedies produce in Mexico in the last 5 years. It also establish that Mexican Comedy Cinema can do better things than La Risa en Vacasiones or Corazon de Melon. This movie is more oriented to a teenage audience, but it sure be fun to people older than 14 years. Watch this movie give an opportunity to this Mexican Comedy I tell you that your gonna laugh during the whole movie. It is also an important breakthrough to Limon Films its production company to get its film out of the Cineteca Nacional and to a bigger audience.


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