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Thieves and Liars (2006)
"Ladrones y mentirosos" (original title)

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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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José Heredia ...
Migue
Daniel Lugo ...
Carmona
Dennis Mario ...
Luijan
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Carlos Paniagua ...
Luisito
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Wanda
Luz María Rondón ...
Doña Norma
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Doña Emma
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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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Rated R for violence, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity
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The dock seen in the drug smuggling scene is an actual dock in the town of Fajardo where cocaine is routinely brought in by drug runners in low-lying "Spider" boats such as the one used in the film. The men operating the boat were local fishermen who knew exactly how to conduct the operation. The orange container they carry onto the boat is a fuel tank, which they then take along to the high seas where they meet another boat bringing in the drugs from far away, and which desperately needs to refuel. 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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31 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Thieves and Liars" presents us with a very naturalistic depiction of the levels of corruption that affect many Puerto Ricans and force them to make difficult if not impossible choices about their and their loved ones' lives. The cast is excellent, considering that some are non-professional actors; an excellent choice that augments the level of reality in the film. The photography propels the story without intrusion, as it should be in this type of film. The script captures the idiosyncrasies and attitudes of the "Boricuas" in a very deep way. Sometimes it feels like you're watching a documentary! Watching this film you feel as if you've secretly entered the real Puerto Rican society and stand invisibly watching it implode. I loved it!


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