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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Fernando Colunga ... Alejandro Toledo
Miguel Varoni ... Emilio Lopez

Saúl Lisazo ... Moctesuma 'Mocte' Valdez
Ivonne Montero ... Rafaela

Oscar Torre ... Miguelito

Ruben Garfias ... Rafa

Gabriel Soto ... Anival Cano

Julie Gonzalo ... Gloria

JoJo Henrickson ... Julio Miranda

Sonya Smith ... Veronica Valdez

Richard Azurdia ... Primitivo

Jon Molerio ... Booth Guard

Eduardo Antonio Garcia ... Sergio, Mocte's Bodyguard

Art Bonilla ... Coyote

Rick Najera ... Building Guard #1

Lidia Pires ... Blanca

Roberto Medina ... Chava
Silvia Curiel ... Maria

Elan Garfias ... Claudito

James Charles Leary ... Building Manager

Manolo Travieso ... Dr. Antonio Panaco

Ross Gibby ... Detective
James M. McNamara ... Father O'Malley

Jossara Jinaro ... Reporter
Pedro Pano ... Testimonial #1

Minerva García ... Testimonial #2

Iglesias Estefania ... Hot Babe #1

Jonathon Downs ... Upscale Party Guest

Chase McKenna ... Hot Babe #2

Robert Arevalo ... Mayor's Bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nick Rey Angelus ... Striking Worker
George Boyd ... Catarino

Tim Camarillo ... Valet
Galo Make Canote ... Protestor

Rico Devereaux ... Businessman
Roberto Flores ... Pelocine

Jennie Floyd ... Party Goer

J. Teddy Garces ... Building Guard #2

Rob Macie ... Immigrant

Joe Menendez ... Camera Guy

Charyse Monet ... Upscale Party Guest (as C-Sharp)
Lauren Montes ... Protestor - Striker

Daniel Edward Mora ... Alfonso Galan (scenes deleted)
Rosalinda Morales ... Overweight Woman
Eve Muller ... La Doña Catarino
Joe Orrego ... Vault Guard #2

Paul Renteria ... Vault Guard #1

Robyn Sheridan ... Party guest
Gary Stella ... Man in Pelocine commercial

Ray Torres ... Unkempt Man
Jenny Vidaurri

Directed by
Joe Menendez 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
JoJo Henrickson 

Produced by
Roni Eguia Menendez .... producer
James M. McNamara .... producer
Ben Odell .... producer
Meta Valentic .... co-producer
Original Music by
Andrés Levin 
Cinematography by
Adam Silver 
Film Editing by
Joe Menendez 
Casting by
Rosalinda Morales 
Michelle Moran 
Production Design by
Christopher Tandon 
Art Direction by
Adam Mull 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Fischer 
Costume Design by
Elaine Montalvo 
Makeup Department
Elvia Romero .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Roni Eguia Menendez .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jenny Nolan .... second assistant director
Gary Stella .... first assistant director
Art Department
Laura Diamond .... property master
Katie L. Fetting .... graphic designer
Michael Francisco .... assistant property master
Sasha Freedman .... assistant art director
Gerard Marin .... lead man
Sound Department
Mauricio Castañeda .... foley artist
Mauricio Castañeda .... foley supervisor
Mick Davies .... boom operator
Daniel Heusser .... foley recordist
Martin Seltzer .... sound editor
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Ismael Cabrera .... visual effects supervisor
Nicolás Ibieta .... visual effects
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt double: Fernando Colunga
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Robert Bradshaw Bennett .... electrician
Ryan Bradley .... key grip
Richard Brush .... best boy grip
Ryan Copeland .... electrician
Ryan Copeland .... second assistant camera
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician
Halsey D. Corbin .... electrician (as Halsey D. 'Pigpen' Corbin)
Jonathan Cushing .... set lighting technician
Brian D'Haem .... electrician
Jorge Devotto .... second assistant camera
Mikey Jechort .... first assistant camera
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Lincoln Lewis .... additional gaffer
David McGrory .... gaffer
Zac Miller .... grip
Adam Peabody .... best boy electric
Joe Roach .... grip
Fulton Singleton .... dolly grip
Austin Lee Smoak .... film loader
Chris Updegrave .... grip
Animation Department
Nicolas Baquero .... animator
Nicolas Baquero .... animator: end credits
Casting Department
Ruby Greene .... casting assistant
Carmen Guzman .... casting assistant
Alejandra Jimenez .... casting assistant
Javier Mendoza .... casting assistant
Eileen Moran .... casting assistant
Emilie Moran .... casting assistant
Veronica Ruiz Razcon .... casting assistant
Hector Zavaleta .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jesse Anderson .... set costumer
Music Department
Tricia Holloway .... music supervisor
Keith Robinson .... composer: additional music
Keith Robinson .... music editor
Jed Smith .... additional music services
Zachary Gibson Smith .... additional music services (as Zack Smith the Blacksmith)
Carl Thiel .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Bob Cope .... transportation
Robert Cope .... transportation
William Cope .... transportation coordinator
Tim Fagan .... transportation
Cody Herpin .... transportation
Ted Mayer .... transportation
Other crew
Kieron Estrada .... location scout
Yaniv Fituci .... production assistant
Mauro Flores .... production assistant
Ismael Jimenez .... talent coordinator
Rob Macie .... dialogue coach
Krocky Meshkin .... production assistant
Humberto Meza .... production assistant
Andy Schlachtenhaufen .... production assistant
Tammy Thomas .... production assistant
Alicia Zaragoza .... production coordinator
Katie L. Fetting .... special thanks
Chris Schlerf .... special thanks
Michael D. Thomson .... special thanks

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USA:98 min
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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Emilio Lopez:[Kneeling in church] I know I'm breaking the fifth... the third... one of your commandments again, but I am doing this for a fair cause...See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
More like Knights of Prosperity than Ocean's Eleven, 14 April 2008
Author: arudb from United States

I was born in the US to immigrant parents and while I don't care for telenovelas or the typical overracting that is present in Latin entertainment, I really enjoyed this movie.

While it may seem to be a wannabe Ocean's 11, you also have to bear in mind that the recent O11 movies are also knockoff's of an original movie made in the 60's. I don't think that this movie is in any way trying to set itself apart or claim complete originality. The formulas have been used in many movies in the past, present and will continue to be used in the future.

What sets this movie apart is how the subject appeals to a broad group of people on a personal level. This is not the type of movie that could truly appeal to non-Latinos because they have no emotional investment in the storyline. While there may have been a few things that others would consider predictable, it was still worthwhile to view. I think that if non-Latinos could understand the struggles that Latinos endure trying to come to the US, they would have a deeper understanding of what it means to get back at someone who robs their own people.

I think that if I did not speak Spanish I would probably not appreciate the film as much. The nuances in tone and inflection by some of the actors, particularly Oscar Torres, are just outstanding. I loved watching him on the screen and hope to see him in more movies. I think that his character alone, led the audience to an uncertainty of the outcome of the heist. The other actors, popular in the world of Telenovelas, still had some very good performances.

Personally , I would not really compare this to Ocean's Eleven, Italian Job or any of those types of heist movies. Those movies had an air of sophistication that is entirely different than LQRL. I would compare LQRL more to the Donal Logue show, Knights of Prosperity. Equally zany, hilarious and in some cases the performances are so nonsensical you can't do anything but laugh your @ss off.

The ending is of a different type than most heist movies in that it circles back and closes well.

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