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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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If It's On TV, It Must Be The Truth. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

21 April 2006 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

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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Disturbing, but very good
8 April 2005 | by (Phila, PA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to rate a movie that you find intensely disturbing and a bit nauseating. I saw this at the Philadelphia Film Festival, and the friend who saw it with me was equally disturbed - we both wanted to give it a rating of F***ed Up. Then again, if you spend the next two hours talking about how much a movie bothered you, that means it was well acted and directed, right?

The reporter (Leguizamo) crosses the boundaries of morality and goes too far in pursuit of his story, and the movie ends on a very unsatisfactory note. Still, the bad guy is very good at being a psychopath, and the reporter and his crew are very good at being morally bankrupt. See Cronicas, but brace yourself for unpleasant subject matter.


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