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Ladrón que roba a ladrón (2007)

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Two former thieves reunite to rob the biggest thief they know -- Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who's made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. When none of their affiliates want to go undercover as day laborers to pull off the heist, the two men turn to the real thing for help.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alejandro Toledo
Miguel Varoni ...
Emilio Lopez
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Moctesuma 'Mocte' Valdez
Ivonne Montero ...
Rafaela
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Rafa
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Anival Cano
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Gloria
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Julio Miranda
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Veronica Valdez
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Primitivo
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Booth Guard
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Sergio, Mocte's Bodyguard
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Coyote
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Building Guard #1
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Storyline

Emilio, a Colombian con man, arrives in LA with two weeks to complete his plan to rob a former colleague, Claudio Silvestrini, who's made a fortune using infomercials to peddle snake oil to Latin immigrants. Emilio's friend Alejandro, who sells pirated DVDs, has assembled a team of amateurs, who, as Alejandro says, will go unnoticed because they're immigrants. The team must gain entry to Silvestrini's well-guarded mansion, steal two keys to access a vault, and then get the money off the property. A father and his tomboy daughter, a nervous Cuban actor, a techie, and a muscle man make up the team, plus Alejandro has been courting Silvestrini's nanny. Will they be enough? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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18 April 2008 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Bandoleros  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,032,967 (USA) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$4,002,313 (USA) (12 October 2007)
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Trivia

Not being telenovela viewers, the English-speaking crew were unfamiliar with the superstar status of the various actors and were often confused by the mobs of Spanish-speaking housewives encroaching upon the set on a daily basis. See more »

Goofs

In the office scene, the three round discs on the desk change position several times without being touched - all pointed forward, all pointed sideways and two sideways with one forward. See more »

Quotes

Rafaela: [after reject to tailor] Why should I Have To Wear a Dress?
Alejandro Toledo: 'Cause no one of us could fit in it
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A good one
31 May 2008 | by (Boston, MA (USA)) – See all my reviews

Ladron Que Roba A Ladron is a good Latino film with a Telenovela cast (soap opera) Colunga, Lisazo, Montero, Soto and Varoni. The story, the direction and the acting were good as well with some funny moments. Few things I like about the film is how the movie begins believe it or not does things happen.

I was expecting for more and my only complaint about this movie is that the actors need to challenge themselves a little bit more and break up the "Telenovela" type of look they have so that we can see that they are up to something different.

I hope I make myself clear on this, anyways overall they make a good movie made for TV.


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