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From Mexico with Love (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 9 October 2009 (USA)
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A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.

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Hector
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Tito
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Big Al Stevens
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Robert Stevens
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Maria
Angélica Aragón ...
Rosa
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Billy
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Patrolman Pete
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Jake
Henry Kingi ...
Georgie (as Henry Kingi Sr.)
Horacio Ramos ...
Migrant Man
Araceli Vasquez ...
Migrant Woman
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Chucho
Armando Guererro ...
Hector's First Opponent
Richard Ambrize ...
Old Carlos
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Storyline

Hector, a young Mexican national and border-crossing migrant farm laborer, has boxing abilities just like his late father had. He could perhaps be good if he learned to think along with his pummeling, then he could do better for his ailing mother than pull in a few side dollars from small-time, illegal gambling fights. Getting on the bad side of racist Texas farmer Big Al and his cocky, pugilist son Robert, puts Hector in touch with an alcoholic trainer named Billy who, nevertheless, can teach him to be better. It all comes down to an arranged, high-stakes match between Hector and the 20-pounds more muscular Robert in which Hector's only hope is to demonstrate he can keep his head in the game. Written by statmanjeff

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Some dreams are worth fighting for

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sports violence, language, brief sensuality and drug references
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9 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luta Pela Honra  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$332,726 (USA) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$548,775 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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Billy: Any piece of meat can fight, kid. Boxing is thinking. You gotta read the other guy like a chessboard. Always think two, three moves ahead of you.
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Terrific movie. Great casting. Should do well!
15 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently had the pleasure of attending a screening of "From Mexico With Love." No compromises here. The film takes the hot button topic of illegal immigration and skillfully blends it with a multiplicity of human emotions to create an all around fulfilling story.

"From Mexico With Love" is without a doubt one of the better-cast films of late. There are no weak links. Each and every character adds something significant to the story and each and every actor is outstanding. Kudos must go to a great ensemble cast. Kuno Becker deserves the attention he has received from such respected media critics as Roger Ebert, who said of Kuno Becker's performance in "Goal! The Dream Begins" – 'Kuno has not only star quality but something more rare, likability. He makes us want his character to succeed.' I couldn't agree more. Steven Bauer, one of my long-time favorite actors, is back in top form and his acting in the movie is reminiscent of his award winning performances in "Traffic" and "Scarface." It is nice to watch a film that relies on story instead of outrageous special effects. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy the summer Hollywood blockbusters, as much as the next guy, but at the end of the day it is refreshing to watch a film with a meaningful story. "From Mexico With Love" is a film that shows we don't need to go offshore to find an independent film with heart and a meaningful story.

Oh yeah, and the fight sequences were the best I have ever seen. The filmmakers used a new device that allowed the fighter's punches to literally come through the screen. It was awesome.


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