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Ladrón que roba a ladrón (2007)

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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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
JoJo Henrickson ...
Julio Miranda
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Veronica Valdez
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Primitivo
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Booth Guard
Eduardo Antonio Garcia ...
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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31 August 2007 (USA)  »

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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

The largely English-speaking crew never received a translated script. They were unclear on story arc and plot points until the subtitled cast & crew screening many months later. 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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Fantastic...! Fantastico..!! Subtitled but Gringo Friendly--!
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WOW! MUST SEE!! Ladrón que roba a ladrón This Gringo felt that this movie is one of the best this year.. Funny, Clever, Excellent direction, Very well acted. Four Stars!! This is my first review but I felt compelled to write it. Ladrón que roba a ladrón was Fantastico! Muy Bien!! The plot was well developed with a little extra surprise which pulled it together well. The language was Spanish but easy to follow with the acting and the subtitles, which were very clear, and I honestly at the end felt I was watching it in English.

The plot develops well from the beginning and the characters grow on you. The acting was first rate and Dirctor Joe Menendez and Writer JoJo Hendickson put it all together in a tight package without the unnecessary fluff that often take a good story and makes it difficult to follow.

Ladrón que roba a ladrón is a Must See!!


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