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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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Complete credited cast:
Manolo Bonilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 ...
Susana Díaz Nieto ...
Secretaria Sociedad Biblica
Jaime Estrada ...
Señor Limpieza
Washington Garzón ...
Joseph Juan
Ricardo Paul Gonzalez ...
Policía Mina
Patricia Higuera ...
Hugo Idrovo ...
Lic. Orestes Zambrano
Víctor Feratio Jiménez ...
Adrián Layana ...
Joven Violento


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. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

21 April 2006 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Cronicas  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$299,261 (USA) (28 October 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Sebastian Cordero's big step!
30 September 2004 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

In case you are not familiar, Sebastian's first big movie was Ratas, Ratones y Rateros. That was a great movie, it showed a side of Ecuador that hadn't been explores or showed before. He had the magic of showing a probably not unique story in a unique way, a Latin and Ecuadorian way.

In Cronicas, he does this and more. First, it shows a reality that may even be unknown for some Ecuadorian. It escapes from big cities and nice stories towards the forgotten towns that are only remembered for unethical journalism or plain mockery. Second, now it is not just a story showing themes particular to a Latin audience but applicable and important for viewers anywhere: masks and the true self, the blurry gray region between good and bad, the relevance of regret... and more.

One friend told me, before watching the movie: You will not see TV the same way again. In many ways it is true, Cronicas takes you to the untold and un"spelled-out" stories behind the fractioned images in TV.

I am looking forward to Sebastian's next movie.

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