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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 overview, first billed only:
Michael Philip Del Rio ...
Samuel Molina ...
Older Man
Rick Sepulveda ...
Wilson DeLeon Sr.
Latina Killer #1
Latina Killer #2
Young Millie
Young Jessenia
Ronald Escobar ...
Javier's Man #1
Javier Cordero
Wilson Jr.


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.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le pacte  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$3,054,430 (USA) (14 September 2007)

Company Credits

Production Co:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was screened for distributor Universal Studios less than two weeks after shooting. See more »


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References Scarface (1983) See more »


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Average to low gangsta
23 July 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This is an average to low film easy watchable when eating or drinking something but not to concentrate to the plot or the action or the acting , the plot sucks deeply also the acting hmmm , but nothing more also the gangster part was awful , nice chicks and club and beaches scenes also nice music , i have nothing more to comment i think this movie belongs to films category that doesn't worth to pay for them. But a really nice effort if it was filmed as i read somewhere in 28 days.Also it doesn't produces any feelings at all i mean you're life will remain the same if you watch it or not.You will not miss anything important.

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