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Chronicles (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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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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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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If It's On TV, It Must Be The Truth.

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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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$143,271 (Mexico) (21 April 2006)

Gross:

$143,271 (Mexico) (21 April 2006)
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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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Children murdered in Ecuador
10 October 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Crónicas (2004) written and directed by Sebastián Cordero, is a grim movie about a grim subject. John Leguizamo plays Manolo Bonilla, a Miami-based TV reporter who is covering the story of a "monster" who is torturing and murdering young children in Ecuador.

Manolo is a good detective as well as a reporter of sensational news, and he thinks he may have discovered the identity of the murderer. The question is, Should a reporter just report, or should he be a participant in the story he is covering?

Leonor Watling is excellent as Marisa Iturralde, Manolo's producer and possibly his lover. Camilo Luzuriaga is excellent in the supporting role of Capitan Bolivar Rojas--"the only honest cop in Ecuador."

This is not a movie for the squeamish--it contains violence, scenes of humiliation, and graphic--but unromantic--sex.

On the other hand, how often do you find a movie from Ecuador playing in Rochester, New York? Even at our excellent Little Theatre, films from South America are rare, and often--as in this case--worth seeking out.

Finally, if the views we get of prison conditions in Ecuador are accurate, I wouldn't even risk a parking ticket there, let alone anything more serious. Trust me--you just don't want to be in that particular Ecuadoran jail.


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