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Cronicas (2004)

Crónicas (original title)
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A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Manolo Bonilla
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Vinicio Cepeda
Peki Andino ...
Sargento Saltos (as Peky Andino)
Amira Bustamante ...
Señorita Autógrafo
Carlos Cedeño ...
Hombre Enfurecido 2
Andrés Crespo ...
Preso Medio Gramo
Elena Del Rocío Murillo ...
Partera
Susana Díaz Nieto ...
Secretaria Sociedad Biblica
Jaime Estrada ...
Señor Limpieza
Washington Garzón ...
Joseph Juan
Ricardo Paul Gonzalez ...
Policía Mina
Patricia Higuera ...
Reportera
Hugo Idrovo ...
Lic. Orestes Zambrano
Víctor Feratio Jiménez ...
Roger
Adrián Layana ...
Joven Violento
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Storyline

When the star of a sensationalistic Miami news show travels to the Ecuadorian coastal village of Babahoyo to cover the story of a serial killer who hunts children, his personal ambition gets out of hand, and his pursuit of a moment of glory carries tragic consequences. Written by Juan Tovar & Mandy Goldberg

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, a scene of sexuality, and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 April 2006 (Mexico)  »

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Cronicas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$43,263 (USA) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$299,261 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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This was Colombian actor John Leguizamo's first film in Spanish. As all of his projects have been in English, he felt awkward talking in Spanish while acting. He felt he didn't know the language. See more »

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a very important movie
4 January 2005 | by (Walla Walla, Washington) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the more important films of this age, especially for countries such as the United States where new stations such as Fox News dominate the airwaves. I am very surprised that a film with stars such as John Leguizamo giving great performances, and the support of Alfred Molina, that this film isn't receiving wide distribution in the United States.

The film exposes the fringes of Ecuador by setting the story in one of the country's poorest areas, the province of Los Rios in its filthy capital Babahoyo. Against this backdrop we see a group of journalists from a Mexican news station known for its program "Una Hora con la Verdad (An Hour with the Truth)" confront some of the harsh realities present in these areas. In their efforts to expose the life in los Rios, they learn how little they actually know about the people there and how difficult it can be to provide the Truth for their viewers.


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