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Juan is the happiest eight-year-old when he is riding his bike-his second pair of legs. He loves to pop wheelies, ride with no hands and to zoom past Dona Rigoberta's front lawn. But when ... See full summary »

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Alexander Angeles ...
El Peca
Miguel Castañeda ...
Joker
Jose Compre ...
El Carlo
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Arturito
Jacqueline Guido ...
Mom (as Jacqueline Calderon-Guido)
Raul Loera ...
El Javi
Adalberto Lujan ...
Estevan
Maria Martinez ...
Doña Rigoberta
Jeanine Monterroza ...
Juan / Erica
Samuel Monterroza ...
Paco
Karen Perez ...
Marisol
Helen Shope ...
Maggie
Jose Miguel Vazquez ...
Mario
Hector Villalpando ...
Dad
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Juan is the happiest eight-year-old when he is riding his bike-his second pair of legs. He loves to pop wheelies, ride with no hands and to zoom past Dona Rigoberta's front lawn. But when Juan disobeys his mom's orders and goes into the off limit zones he has to deal with more than just losing his bike privileges. Juan has to bear the teasing and tauting from Paco and El Joker at the same time not knowing whether Marisol the prettiest girl on the block still thinks he is brave enough. Written by Jacqueline Calderon-Guido

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12 December 2004 (USA)  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Juan is a girl struggling with her desires of masculinity
6 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short is a must see. This is original and very genuine. Very touching. Simple and to the point. I did not rate it as a 10 because it should be shot again with better quality digital or film. The direction could be clearer. However, the story speaks for itself and is clear on its own. Dona Rigoberta, played by Maria G Martinez, is like a Dona that I have grown up with in my childhood and the actress portrayed the role to the "T". The choice and direction for Jeanine Monterroza as Juan captured the tomboy qualities that the role demanded. A great balance. The director captured the lively neighborhood that surrounds Juan. The clash of American and Latino life is clear without beating the audience over the head.


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