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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jonathan Velasquez ... Jonathan
Francisco Pedrasa ... Kico
Milton Velasquez ... Milton / Spermball
Usvaldo Panameno ... Porky
Eddie Velasquez ... Eddie
Luis Rojas-Salgado ... Louie (as Luis Rojas Salgado)
Carlos Ramirez ... Carlos
Iris Zelaya ... Iris
Ashley Maldonado ... Rosalia
Laura Cellner ... Jade
Jessica Steinbaum ... Nikki

Chris Neville ... Beverly Hills Cop

Jeremy Scott ... Andre
David Livingston ... Beverly Hills Actor

Joe Myles ... Beverly Hills Detective

Janice Dickinson ... Beverly Hills Actress
James Martinez ... Bicycle Cop #1
Alex Gonzalez ... Arturo
Orlando Ramirez ... Driver
Sergio Mangana ... Gunman #1
Roman Ruiz ... Gunman #2
Magnolia 'Claudia' Rivas ... Jonathan's Mother

Ana Harrison ... Milton's Mom (as Ana Maria)
Sharmane Stokes ... GPS Girl #1
Monique Patrice ... GPS Girl #2
Hakika Schuler ... GPS Girl #3
Terrence 'Reemo' Pierson ... Pushing Kid
Bettye C. Poydras ... Teacher
Magnolia 'Cindy' Rivas ... Jonathan's Sister
Jorge Melendez ... George
Carlos Melendez ... Rusty
Lilliana Rodriguez ... Lilly
Michael Ng ... Bicycle Cop #2
Michael Groeneveld ... Blane

Bryce Blue ... Berkely
Andrew Cohen ... Tool
Annique Delphine ... Tall Girl
Jacque Brautbar ... Party Guest #1

Sam Spiegel ... Party Guest #2

Andres Londono ... Party Waiter

Scott Jerell ... Party Guest #3
Zumi Rosow ... Party Guest #4
Chris Thurman ... Andre's Flunky

Fanny Veliz ... Actor's Maid
Cynthia Alvarado ... Phone Maid #1
Nubit Arevalo ... Phone Maid #2

Wanda Rovira ... Actress's Maid #1
Margarita Lugo ... Actress's Maid #2
Ron Martinez ... Manuel

Papa Joe Aviance ... Bouncer (as J. Aviance)

Heidi Hawking ... Stripper (as Heidi Lee Hawking)
Christian Redd ... Black Gangster #1
Andre Nickerson ... Black Gangster #2
Brittany Dixon ... Black Gangster #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Frost ... Photographer

Uggie ... Biting Dog

Shahla Kareen ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Danny Minnick ... Disc Jockey (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Clark 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Larry Clark (screenplay)

Larry Clark (story) &
Matthew Frost (story)

Produced by
Thomas D. Adelman .... co-producer (as Tom Adalman)
Larry Clark .... producer
Arianne Fraser .... associate producer
Matthew Frost .... associate producer
Patrick Meehan .... executive producer
Richard Shore .... co-producer
Terry Spazek .... line producer
Sharon Stone .... executive producer
Kevin Turen .... producer
Henry Winterstern .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Cody 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Gainer 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Blatt 
 
Casting by
Julia Kim 
 
Production Design by
John DeMeo 
 
Set Decoration by
Peggy Paola 
 
Costume Design by
Maryam Malakpour 
 
Makeup Department
Kelly O'Leary .... hair stylist
Kelly O'Leary .... key makeup artist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair stylist (as Yesim Osman)
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Sarah J. Donohue .... production supervisor
Cynthia H. Margulis .... additional production manager (as Cynthia Margulis)
John O'Connor .... additional post-production supervisor
Michael R. Williams .... unit production manager (as Michael Williams)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Burks .... second second assistant director
Ben Gamble .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
Matt G. Sheets .... additional second assistant director (as Matt Sheets)
Chad Steiner .... second assistant director
Rudy Van Zyl .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sarah Bess .... lead scenic
Chuck Courrieu .... props: reshoots
Krit Fagtongpun .... carpenter (as Krit 'Pon' Fagtongpun)
Sarah Geller .... on-set dresser
Chris Jerrytone .... property master
David Lloyd .... lead man
David A. Novak .... swing (as David Novak)
Brian Renn .... assistant property master
Elvis Strange .... assistant art director
Daniel Trainer .... swing
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... post-production audio manager
Bryan Condon .... boom operator (as Brian Condon)
Thad Cooper .... additional boom operator (as Thaddeus Cooper)
Michael J. Fox .... adr supervisor (as Michael Fox)
Gillian Johnson .... assistant sound editor
Fred Johnston .... boom operator
Steve Morantz .... additional production mixer
Melissa Oivanki .... post-production sound coordinator
Miguel Rivera .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Elana Saviolis .... post-production audio coordinator
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Brad Sokol .... foley editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... supervising sound editor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Kelly Vandever .... re-recording mixer
Aaron Wallace .... additional boom operator
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr recordist
Ben Whitver .... first assistant sound editor
Gerald B. Wolfe .... sound mixer (as Jerry Wolf)
 
Special Effects by
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Trey Freeman .... digital opticals
Josh Jordan .... digital opticals
Ken Kimble .... digital opticals
 
Stunts
Michael R. Long .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Long)
Scott Miller .... stunt safety (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Amaya .... generator operator
Amanda Bone .... electrician
Bernard Cistrunk .... electrician
Ryan Clemons .... additional electrician
Scott Donahue .... additional grip
Michael S. Duncan .... camera intern (as Michael Duncan)
Eric Dvorsky .... first assistant camera
Flip Filippelli .... grip
Steve Gainer .... camera operator
Ben Gamble .... camera operator
Ben Gamble .... gaffer
Steve Hertler .... first assistant camera
Trevor Houghton .... best boy electric
Dannon Johnson .... grip (as Danny Johnson)
Jimi Johnson .... video assist (as James Johnson)
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Rashaad Lewis .... grip
Danny Minnick .... camera operator: skateboard sequences
Danny Minnick .... director of photography: second unit
Billy Park .... camera operator
Jeff Stewart .... additional gaffer
Jeff Stewart .... electrician
Brian Sweeney .... camera operator
Justin Webber .... additional assistant camera
Justin Webber .... first assistant camera
Greg Wilson .... best boy grip
Herbert James Winterstern .... camera intern
Jaimie Winterstern .... camera intern
Vernon Wynne .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Jessie Disla .... casting associate
David Zimmerman .... casting assistant (as David S. Zimmerman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tara Armstrong .... wardrobe assistant
Simone Harouche .... set costumer
Katherine Huang .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Lorraine Bautista .... first assistant editor
Joseph K. Chen .... apprentice editor (as Joseph Chen)
Wayne Hampton .... colorist
Scott Hatcher .... assistant editor
Ramy Katrib .... post-production consultant
Michael Lehman .... digital film recordist
Jim McQueen .... on-line editor: high definition
Edvin Megrabyan .... on-line editor (as Edvin Mehrabyan)
Steven Sjolund .... on-line editor: high definition (as Steve Sjolund)
Chris Wagley .... film timer
Patrick Woodard .... associate on-line editor
 
Location Management
Keith Bohanan .... location manager
Dominick Clark .... assistant location manager
Andrew R. Gardiner .... location scout
Eric Persons .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor (as Steve McCroskey)
Omar Ramirez .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Pedro Amaya .... driver
John Arnold .... driver
Roy Beville .... driver
David Goodman .... driver
James R. Guillory .... driver: insert car (as James Guillroy)
Jerry Smith .... transportation coordinator (as Jay Smith)
Andy Spilkoman .... transportation captain
James Wagner .... driver
 
Other crew
Greg Bernstein .... production counsel (as Greg S. Bernstein)
MaryEllen Blair .... assistant to producer
Allison Brooker .... production coordinator
Randy Brown .... on-set production assistant
Marila Chappelle .... payroll accountant (as Marila Chapelle)
Lilia Chen .... office intern
Larry Clark .... archive footage: Jonathan at 14 & Milton at 12
Lindsay Culpepper .... assistant: Mr. Turen
Justin Diener .... on-set production assistant
Ryan Freedman .... on-set production assistant
Matthew Frost .... archive footage: Jonathan at 14 & Milton at 12
Randi Greenberg .... production financing provided by
James Hill .... on-set medic
Anton Linecker .... technical supervisor
Sue McGraw .... production accountant
Mike McKean .... additional on-set medic
Maggie Means .... additional production accountant
Mercy Muller .... dog trainer
Omar Muller .... dog trainer
Brooke Phillips .... title designer
Steven Rau .... office production assistant
Lauder Robinson .... key set production assistant
Ariel Roncoli .... assistant: Mr. Clark
Gavin Rosenkilde .... craft service
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor (as Tracy Lynn Scott)
Scot Semonell .... on-set medic
Sue Smith .... production accountant
Karen Toronjo .... assistant production accountant
Truman Van Dyke .... production insurance
Laura Voglesong .... catering production assistant
Sarah Wang .... assistant: Mr. Winterstern
George Whitman .... additional production assistant
Dru Zipkin .... additional production assistant
 
Thanks
Brian Young .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content and teen drinking
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USA:111 min | Canada:111 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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18 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Wassup Rockers, 2 July 2006
Author: sadeanarchist from France

Larry Clark is one of the rare active filmmakers in North America-and in the world-who makes films that are overwhelmingly important and immediate. Though on the surface his subjects are not openly political, nor full of grand pretenses, his films are among the most vital portraits of the cultural, political and social landscape of North America in recent years. In Wassup Rockers, Clark, the leading infant terrible of world cinema, has perhaps created his greatest polemic. He has put his fists down. After the roars of rage of his two previous films, Bully and the masterpiece Ken Park, the filmmaker lets more tenderness into his scenes than ever before. Ken Park certainly had moments of great tenderness, often between shocking moments (the concluding sex scene, which has been hailed by some as the most moving sex scene in cinema, certainly comes to mind), but Wassup Rockers has a different sense of tenderness. This portrait of punk-rock Latino solidarity, of Salvadorian and Guatemalan refugees in South Central Los Angeles, who belong only in their own worlds, is poetic and inspiring, like all of Larry Clark's films it is most beautiful in its portrait of the ugliness with which the world treats the wretched of the world, perhaps because it provides us with a sense of reality that we recognize. Like Kids, Wassup Rockers is set during one eventful, symbolic or completely meaningless day, in which they decide to visit the white man's world, of which they can only imagine, like all oppressed people think of their oppressors. Just wanting to skateboard (a fetish of Clark's) in the luxurious parts of Los Angeles is enough to change their world, as they battle bigot after bigot and are exposed to the extreme violence that lies beneath the surface of bourgeois comfort. There is one extraordinary scene between one of the boys (who, like all of the other main actors in the film, is a non-professional more or less playing himself, whose character, like the others, even has his own name) and a wealthy girl that he meets, both try and have a conversation with one another, but they are never really able to communicate, to penetrate and to break through the walls of social class that separate them, they speak different languages, one speaks of constant struggle, the other of comfort, one speaks of death, the other speaks of knowing only life, one speaks of friends, the other speaks of brothers, of comrades in arms. The images, sometimes extraordinary for the sake of being so real, are made even more powerful by the blaring punk rock which provides an incredible rhythm for the film, instilling in the film an unmerciful and energetic musical counterpart to the proletariat struggle depicted in the images of the film. As always though, a simple analysis of a Larry Clark film tends to never really capture his incredible sense of ambiance, because his objective is not to make a statement about anything that can be easily understood cerebrally, but to understand these kids, who live in constant marginalization without realizing it, who didn't choose the conditions in which they live but face them fearlessly, collectively, like a tribe going into battle, fighting together.

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