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Talento de barrio (2008)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  10 October 2008 (USA)
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A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maestro ...
Katiria Soto ...
César Farrait ...
Angélica Alcaide ...
Norma Colón ...
Edgar's mother
Payi ...
González (as Rafael Acevedo)
Welmo E. Romero-Joseph ...
Leo (as Welmor)
Rey Pirín ...
Pepe Fuentes ...
Don Joaquín
Moncho Conde ...
Gringo ...
Erik Rodriguez ...
Glory ...


A misunderstood youth from the streets of Puerto Rico must choose between musical superstardom and underworld notoriety after falling for a beautiful uptown girl whose positive influence causes him to seriously consider giving up a life of crime. Edgar Dinero (Daddy Yankee) was balancing thug life with greater ambitions when he first met the girl of his dreams. In order to prevent the girl from slipping through his fingers, Dinero does his best to prevent her from discovering his true ties to the violent barrio underworld. By day, Dinero slips into the recording studio with dreams of becoming a big reggaeton star, and by night be takes to the streets to defend his turf from the most violent criminals in the city. One day, Dinero realizes he finally has the opportunity to leave his life of crime behind. Will he ever convince the corrupt cops that he's changed his ways, and will his brothers on the street find the courage to forgive him for abandoning them during their darkest hour? Now... Written by Charys Caldarella

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Action | Crime | Drama | Music

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Straight from the Barrio  »

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$57,937 (USA) (10 October 2008)


$1,666,769 (USA) (31 October 2008)

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24 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I seen the movie last night 7/23/2008 at The New York International Latino Film Festival. Daddy Yankee was sitting 4 rows in front of me. He said a little speech before the showing of the film. He is a very humble dude. The film was great. It was full of action , great plot and great twist. I hope if comes on in the theaters. If not on DVD. Eddie D and Voltio were in the film too. It was just a great film. Try to see the film if you hear its playing near you. It will be worth every dollar. It took D.Y 2 years to make it but its a well put film. The film is all in Spanish. Its has its serious moments and funny moments. They didn't have subtitles so the English speaking view might have a hard time understanding what is going on. but for those that speak Spanish your going to truly enjoy it. I don't want to really go into detail of the film cause I just might mess things up for viewers. I just wanted to let those who are waiting to see it that they had it for the Film festival and there might be a chance that it would go straight to DVD but know one really know. I really hope they put it in the theaters cause i would love to see it again.

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