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Ranchero (2008)

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A former ranch hand (Roger Gutierrez) confronts the realities of drug addiction and runs afoul of a local gangster after he moves to Los Angeles.

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Cast

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Jesse Torres
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Tom McCoy
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Lil' Bit
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Capone
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Carmen
Jade Gordon ...
Claudia
Rodger Hoopman ...
Mr. McCoy
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Apartment Manager
Brandon Brown ...
Young Thug
Baldwin C. Sykes ...
Homeless Man (as Baldwin Sykes)
Carmen Whitaker ...
Denise
Nate C. Williams ...
Drug Dealer #1 (as Nate Williams)
Jeff Hampton ...
Drug Dealer #2
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Orange Peddler
Tatiana Guevara ...
Hopscotch Girl
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A former ranch hand (Roger Gutierrez) confronts the realities of drug addiction and runs afoul of a local gangster after he moves to Los Angeles.

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addiction | drugs | cow | angelino | truck | See All (30) »

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It's not what you've done that matters, it's what you're going to do

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Crime | Drama

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6 May 2011 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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(35 mm version)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

WINNER - Best Lead Actor (Roger Gutierrez) - SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lil' Bit: Hey. Sorry. Excuse me.
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Featured in Making of 'Ranchero' (2012) See more »

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Viola
Written by Tony Balbinot Rockin' Rebel
Courtesy of BMI
Performed by Cadillac Angels
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Worth the Praise.
15 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first thing that really struck me as I watched this movie was how well placed the music was. I remember watching the opening scenes and every time a piece of music would start, all I could think was "That is PERFECT!"

As the movie progresses, you can tell that a lot of care and patience was put into this. The director did a great job of establishing scenes and telling the story by simply lingering on certain shots just long enough. There was no heavy-handedness here. Whatever wasn't said in the dialogue, was clearly stated by what was being seen.

I heard this film won the highest honor at Indie Fest in Anaheim, CA. After watching it, I can see why. It's been a while since I've seen an independent movie made this well, that wasn't churned out by a big studio's "independent" branch, with a big star attached. These guys know what they're doing and they've set the bar pretty high for their next film.


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