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Thieves and Liars (2006)

Ladrones y mentirosos (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 1 October 2007 (USA)
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"Ladrones & Mentirosos" is the heartrending story of three Puerto Rican families struggling to stay together in a society overcome by corruption and drugs. Using a parallel structure, the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Isidro Bobadilla ...
José Heredia ...
Daniel Lugo ...
Dennis Mario ...
Carlos Paniagua ...
Luz María Rondón ...
Doña Norma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
César Farrait ...
Marta Labatut ...
Doña Emma
Flavia Lugo ...
Doña Toya
Carlos Marichal ...
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"Ladrones & Mentirosos" is the heartrending story of three Puerto Rican families struggling to stay together in a society overcome by corruption and drugs. Using a parallel structure, the film focuses on the three generations that comprise each family: teenagers, their parents and their grandparents. Written by Pike Bishop

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity


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Release Date:

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Puerto Rico's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007). See more »


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Written by Eduardo Alegría and Francis Pérez
Performed by Superaquello
Courtesy of Warner Chappell/Luar Music Corp
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Puerto Rico as is ...
8 April 2006 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

If you've seen this movie, you've been to Puerto Rico. I've lived in Puerto Rico all my life, and have to shamefully admit that we (PR) are living a real chaos right now, drugs being the main reason for the shootings and killings we have almost every day. These people will shoot anyone, anytime and anywhere, and many innocent lives have been lost because of this. We don't feel safe anymore, and in addition to this, our so-called "justice" is no longer moved by truth and rightness, but by money, influence and power. "Ladrones y Mentirosos" is based on real, deplorable facts, and truly portrays Puerto Rico's three main problems: the drug-related killings, money and power manipulating our courtrooms, and innocent people and children being corrupted and even dying because of this. Ricardo and his wife Poli, with their true-to-life plot and their award winning direction(**), were brave enough to present all this as bad as it is: Puerto Rico is a beautiful and friendly country, living a nightmare that doesn't seem to end !!! ** They recently won the "Copper Wing Award" for Best Director in the World Cinema Competition at the 2006 Phoenix Film Festival.

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