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Maria Full of Grace (2004)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  6 August 2004 (USA)
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A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

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María Álvarez
Virgina Ariza ...
Juana
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Rodrigo Sánchez Borhorquez ...
Supervisor
Charles Albert Patiño ...
Wilson Guerrero ...
Johanna Andrea Mora ...
Diana Álvarez
Fabricio Suarez ...
Pacho
Mateo Suarez ...
Pacho
Evangelina Morales ...
Juana Guarderas ...
Female Pharmacist
John Álex Toro ...
Franklin (as Jhon Alex Toro)
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Javier (as Jaime Osorio Gomez)
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Lucy Díaz
Victor Macias ...
Pellet Maker
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In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned. Written by Stephen Bowen

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These pellets contain heroin. Each weighs 10 grams. Each is 4.2 cm long and 1.4 cm wide. And they're on their way to New York in the stomach of a 17-year-old girl. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Maria Full of Grace  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$139,066 (USA) (16 July 2004)

Gross:

£232,674 (UK) (1 April 2005)
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Catalina Sandino Moreno prepared for her role by working in a Colombian flower plantation for two weeks cutting roses. She did not meet with real drug mules because she wanted to appear to be as clueless to the process and the consequences as Maria was. See more »

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After Maria gives Don Fernando the money for Lucy's family, she takes her wallet out twice. See more »

Quotes

María Álvarez: How many times have you done this?
Lucy Díaz: Two.
María Álvarez: How did it go?
Lucy Díaz: Here I am.
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Maria full of cocaine
9 December 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Maria Full of Grace" tells the tale of an impoverished 17 year old Colombian who becomes pregnant and, in need of money, signs on as a drug "mule", smuggling cocaine pellets into the US in her GI tract. An exceptional film for a low budget one man band indie with a deubting artist in the leading role, this film imparts a strong sense of been-there-done-that reality as it follows Maria from Bogota to New York where her life begins to unravel. Unusually well managed without being junked up with the usual Hollywood tawdry tinsel and situational extremes, this very human drama does more pound-for-pound than most films many times its size. Kudos to auteur Marston and company and ingenue Moreno for this interesting and enjoyable drama. (B+)


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