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Illegal Tender (2007)

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When the thugs who killed his father come looking for him, a young Latino man and his mother flee from their home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Philip Del Rio ...
Lugo
Samuel Molina ...
Older Man
Rick Sepulveda ...
Joey
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Wilson DeLeon Sr.
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Ceasar
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Latina Killer #1
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Latina Killer #2
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Mora
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Young Millie
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Young Jessenia
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Nilsa
Ronald Escobar ...
Javier's Man #1
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Javier Cordero
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Wilson Jr.
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Ana
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After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters. Wilson DeLeon, Jr. is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything, and he has never been forced to stand his ground. But when ghosts from his mother's past come back to haunt his present, he must defend his family ... and quickly turn into the strong man his father prayed he'd become. Nothing could stop Wilson's mother, Millie, from protecting her two boys. Forced to flee her home after gangsters killed her husband, she made an oath to give her children only the best. But all that changes when an enemy from the past catches up with them. It's finally time to take action - and now, they're done running. Weapons at the ready, Wilson, Jr. and Millie prepare for a final showdown with the ... Written by Universal Pictures

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Always protect the family.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le pacte  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,425,915 (USA) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$3,054,430 (USA) (14 September 2007)
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The film was shot in just 28 days with locations in New York and Puerto Rico. See more »

Goofs

When Randy is "playing" on his Xbox 360, there are no working control pads connected to it. There are no wired controllers plugged in to it, and if he is using a wireless controller, the controller light on the front of the Xbox should be on. It isn't. See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Illegal Tender' (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Darker Side Of Jamaica
Written by Tony Kelly, Ava-Mae Curah
Performed by Tafari featuring Ava-Mae Curah
Courtesy of JDS Records
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Good little thriller that doesn't require much except a desire to go along for the ride
14 October 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

21 years after her husband, a drug dealer looking to get out, is gunned down, a woman finds that her husband's cronies are still looking to kill her and her family. Her son at first doesn't believe her, but when he's forced to defend the family home against attackers plan are made to turn the tables on the attackers.

Good little action thriller from John Singleton. I don't know what else to say but this is an old school style crime thriller that has characters you care about and real tension that comes from the characters and situations. Definitely worth a look at some point.

6.5 out of 10


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