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  (in credits order)
Adam Plotch ... Adam Zarrasky
Talia Rubel ... Lily Zarrasky
Diane Spodarek ... Krista Zarrasky
Jeff Pucillo ... Nick
Limor Shopen ... Monica Zaister

Stu Richel ... Bill Harris

Leila J. Babson ... Doris, the baglady
Mariana Moratona ... Drunk woman
Stephanie Sloane ... Laura Zaister
Sarah Brensinger ... Alice
Peter Brensinger ... Evil boy
Ed Band ... Priest
Stephanie Wang ... Reporter#2
Paul De Sousa ... Bar manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilanit Benjamin ... Girl by the sea
Andrea Brizzi ... Vasil Zarrasky
Anna Cody ... Reporter#3
Miguel Coyula ... Man at the zoo
Milan Coyula ... Baby on TV
Suzana Dejkanovic ... Mother on TV
Kira Goldstein ... Reporter#1
James Hollands ... William Zaister
Joelle Levine ... Reporter#4
Aaron Olivo ... Waiter
Ruby Pucillo ... Baby
Wendy Pucillo ... Mother
Nestor Vázquez ... Dancer

Directed by
Miguel Coyula 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Coyula  writer

Produced by
Miguel Coyula .... producer
Suzana Dejkanovic .... executive producer
Steve Pieczenik .... executive producer
Adam Plotch .... executive producer
Original Music by
Miguel Coyula 
Cinematography by
Miguel Coyula 
Film Editing by
Miguel Coyula 
Sound Department
Miguel Coyula .... sound mixer
Miguel Coyula .... sound
Special Effects by
Miguel Coyula .... special effects
Jose Manuel Cruz Irzaga .... special effects crew
Fernando Morlans .... special effects crew
Animation Department
Patricia Quintero .... animator
Other crew
Ron Blair .... production consultant
Larry Alton .... special thanks
Marta Aquino .... special thanks
Yolanda Brugueno .... special thanks
Barbara Cohen .... special thanks
Mario Coyula .... special thanks
Dorota Dejkanovic .... special thanks
Dragan Dejkanovic .... special thanks
Stephen Dembitzer .... special thanks
Luciana Fernandes .... special thanks
Maish Freedman .... special thanks
Leopoldine Gorret .... special thanks
Jill Hamberg .... special thanks
Pablo Hernandez .... special thanks
Aldon James .... special thanks
Sasa Jokic .... special thanks
Horacio Kaufman .... special thanks
Lex Lalli .... special thanks
David W. Leitner .... special thanks
Sandra Levinson .... special thanks
Christian A. Lopez .... special thanks
Adi Lubeski .... special thanks
Bob Mayers .... special thanks
Pedro G. Millo .... special thanks
Alexander Nedelkovic .... special thanks
Luis Novo .... special thanks
Trey Parker .... special thanks
Batia Plotch .... special thanks
Bob Rhodes .... special thanks
Irma Sandrey .... special thanks
Mohammed D. Sharaf .... special thanks
Greg Spotts .... special thanks
Anna Strasberg .... special thanks
Bette Wanderman .... special thanks
Ted Zurkowski .... special thanks

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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Japan:R-18 (theatrical rating) | UK:18R (film festival rating) | USA:Unrated

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In real life, Adam Plotch' is almost legally blind. Director Miguel Coyula' forbade him from wearing glasses though, as he felt it did not fit his character. Plotch rarely wears contacts due to an eye injury sustained as a teenager. Thus, in all but the phone booth scene, Adam the actor acts and interacts with his fellow actors almost without being able to see them or anything else at all.See more »
Lily Zarrasky:Adam likes to touch things he shouldn't...See more »
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References Blade Runner (1982)See more »


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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Avant-garde masterpiece shot on a budget of $0, 8 December 2003
Author: Adam ( from New York, NY

Red Cockroaches is a freakish, bizarre, avant-garde-ish science fiction/thriller about forbidden love and mutants. Yeah, it's odd, but it's incredibly captivating. The acting is exquisite, the directing divine, and the cinematography is absolutely splendid. The most interesting thing about it? It was shot on a budget of $0 as a labor of love from award winning Cuban filmmaker Miguel Coyula.

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