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Under the Same Moon (2007) More at IMDbPro »La misma luna (original title)

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Under the Same Moon -- After the grandmother who is raising him dies, a young Mexican boy risks his life by traveling to the U.S. to find his mother who is working in LA as an illegal alien.
Under the Same Moon -- A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away.
Under the Same Moon -- Clip: I don't want him to grow up with that anger
Under the Same Moon -- Interview: Kate Del Castillo "On the journey taken by "Carlos""
Under the Same Moon -- Clip: Is there a problem?


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Writer (WGA):
Ligiah Villalobos (written by)
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Release Date:
20 March 2008 (Mexico) See more »
A boy living in Mexico crosses the Mexican/US Border to reunite with his mother. See more »
A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fantastic! Definitely Worth Seeing! See more (56 total) »


  (in credits order)

Adrian Alonso ... Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos' (as Adrián Alonso)

Kate del Castillo ... Rosario

Eugenio Derbez ... Enrique
Maya Zapata ... Alicia
Carmen Salinas ... Doña Carmen 'La Coyota'

Angelina Peláez ... Benita Reyes

Gabriel Porras ... Paco

America Ferrera ... Martha

Jesse Garcia ... David

María Rojo ... Reyna
Ignacio Guadalupe ... Leonardo Sánchez Nava
Pailo Heitz ... Billy
Mario Almada ... Padrino
Ernesto D'Alessio ... Oscar Ponce
Isaac Bravo ... Chito

Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Manuel
Catalina López ... Josefina

Yvette Mercedes ... Agente Patrulla Fronteriza

Jacqueline Voltaire ... Sra. Mckenzie
Darwyn Roanhorse ... Dueño Motel

Sonya Smith ... Sra. Snyder
Jorge Rojas ... Sr. Snyder

Guillermo Ríos ... Guero
Gerardo Martínez ... Immigrante
David Norris ... Tommy

J. Teddy Garces ... Policía L.A. #1

Lil Steve Niel ... Policía L.A. #2 (as Steve Neil)
Sergio Barragan ... Joven Tatuado (as Sergio Barragán)
Samuel Loo ... Hombre Filipino
Mauricio Carmona ... Indocumentado
Lourdes Vicente ... Esposa Dueño Motel
Carl Dillard ... Agente del Border Patrol #2
Barbara May ... Boletera Autobús
Hiromi Kamata ... Mesera Supermercado
Eve Muller ... Sra. L.A. #1
Patricia Floresena ... Sra. L.A. #2
Norma Pablo ... Mamá Chito

Boris Kievsky ... Taxista Ruso
Irineo Alvarez ... Señor Doblado (as Irineo Álvarez)
Renán Almendariz Coello ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julie Dove ... El Paso Bus Station Announcer (voice)

Los Tigres del Norte ... Themselves (uncredited)
Maria Moreno ... Border Patrol Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Bob Saldana ... Shifty LA Latino (uncredited)

Directed by
Patricia Riggen 
Writing credits
Ligiah Villalobos (written by)

Produced by
Gina Amador .... post-production producer
Emilia Arau .... consulting producer
Gerardo Barrera .... producer
Ram Bergman .... executive producer
Norman Dreyfuss .... executive producer
Santiago Garcia Galvan .... co-producer
Lorenzo O'Brien .... line producer: Los Angeles
Patricia Riggen .... producer
Hani Selim .... executive producer
Checco Varese .... co-producer
Ligiah Villalobos .... executive producer
Original Music by
Carlo Siliotto 
Cinematography by
Checco Varese 
Film Editing by
Aleshka Ferrero 
Casting by
Rosalinda Morales 
Manuel Teil 
Production Design by
Gloria Carrasco 
Carmen Giménez Cacho 
Makeup Department
Lourdes Delgado .... hair department head
Production Management
Yvette Gurza .... production supervisor
Philip Harrelson .... post-production supervisor
Tlacateotl Mata .... post-production supervisor
Angeles Morales .... unit manager
Ricardo Morales .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudia Antonucci .... local second assistant director
Yvette Gurza .... first assistant director
Patrick Heyerdahl .... assistant director
Cory Johnson .... local first assistant director
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Marcello De Francisci .... midi programming
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Derek Mok .... pre-mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Santiago Núñez .... sound mixer
Leonel Pedraza .... sound mixer
Doug Reed .... foley artist
James Wright .... Dolby Supervisor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Manny Dubon .... digital effects artist
Christopher Wild Rogers .... digital intermediate post-production supervisor
Santiago Garcia Galvan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Brady .... electrician
German Carnero .... still photographer
Silvio Castillero .... first assistant camera: second unit
Wilma Gómez Luengo .... camera operator: "b" camera
Victor Macias .... Steadicam operator
Conor Murphy .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Casting Department
Jessica Valencia .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Dylan Bond .... assistant editor
Skip Kimball .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Gustavo Borner .... music score mix engineer
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Santiago Garcia Galvan .... music producer
Karen Guthery .... score arranger
Daniel Hamuy .... midi score programmer
Daniel Hamuy .... music score mixing
Daniel Hamuy .... music score producer
Carlo Siliotto .... music score mixing
Erich Talaba .... music score mix engineer
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Maxwell Barrett .... production assistant
Steve Benezra .... location manager
Ritchie Steven Filippi .... assistant production office coordinator
Javier Gonzalez-Rubio .... associate producer
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Norberto Nava .... security advisor
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Lourdes Perez Nido .... production accountant
Sofía Riggen .... making-of
Kellie Ryan .... script supervisor
Scott Schulman .... set production assistant
Amy Smolev .... production accountant: USA
Michael D. Witman .... key production assistant: Los Angeles unit
Michael D. Witman .... production assistant
Keith Gore .... special thanks
Ben Odell .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La misma luna" - Mexico (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Hong Kong:I | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | USA:PG-13 (certificate #43699)

Did You Know?

At the beginning of the film, Carlos has his ninth birthday (at 05:54), but Adrian Alonso, the actor portraying that role, turned twelve eighteen days before the film shoot began.See more »
Factual errors: At the beginning of the movie (at 04:08), Carlos crosses off the rectangle for Sunday (Domingo) the 18th in the rightmost column of a preprinted calendar page that is missing the 26th of the month. It contains seven columns starting with Monday and running through Sunday. Below Sunday the 18th at the far right, Sunday the 25th can be seen, but at the far left, underneath the box for Monday (Lunes) the 19th is a box containing 27 followed to the right by boxes containing 28, 29, 30, and 31, Thus the 26th of the month has been left off the calendar since the 27th should be Tuesday (Martes).See more »
Movie Connections:
References Cars (2006)See more »
Bordando la FronteraSee more »


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52 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic! Definitely Worth Seeing!, 11 March 2008
Author: OxyEskimo from United States

I just saw this movie through the Los Angeles KCET Movies Series and it was absolutely fantastic! While the movie does contain a subtle political message, it is not meant to sway the audience in the illegal immigration debate. The story carries extraordinarily well with a subject as touchy as illegal immigration and cannot exist without it. Utilizing a theme of abandonment, the movie explores what it means to truly care for and cherish a loved one. With brilliant acting (Adrian Alonso is incredible!), fantastic direction, and a terrific screenplay, the movie is a wonderful, heartfelt journey that brings laughter, sadness, and a sincere sense of happiness into an enjoyable, movie-going experience.

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