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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)

R | | Crime, Drama | 13 March 2006 (USA)
While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

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Patrick Nunzio
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Mariela
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Felix
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Karina Danes
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Father Herrera
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Spokewoman
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Norman
Marcia del Mar ...
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Arcelia
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Lisabet
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Detective Lauro
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Isidro
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While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

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One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was Bordertown (2006). See more »

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More than awful
20 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a tragedy, because it (Kevin Dobson) had an opportunity to tell a very important story about the horrible murders in Juarez but instead he turned it into a stupid shoot em up farce that has nothing to do with the subject matter. The cast is just stumbling along with this painful script, I know the director is in control and everyone has to work, but my God, did they read this garbage first??? And, poor Angus Macfadyen is so terribly miscast. Why the hell would you cast a Scotsman in the part of a Mexican when all the other Hispanic parts are being played by Hispanics? His inability to pull off a believable accent (Not to mention that bad tan job they did on him) made him look foolish. He's a better actor than this film shows.

Go watch something else.


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