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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 overview, first billed only:
Jesse Torres
Tom McCoy
Lil' Bit
Rodger Hoopman ...
Mr. McCoy
Apartment Manager
Brandon Brown ...
Young Thug
Baldwin C. Sykes ...
Homeless Man (as Baldwin Sykes)
Carmen Whitaker ...
Nate C. Williams ...
Drug Dealer #1 (as Nate Williams)
Jeff Hampton ...
Drug Dealer #2
Orange Peddler
Tatiana Guevara ...
Hopscotch Girl


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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


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


Crime | Drama



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Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs



(35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Jesse Torres: A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
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Featured in Making of 'Ranchero' (2012) See more »


Written by Tony Balbinot Rockin' Rebel
Courtesy of BMI
Performed by Cadillac Angels
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User Reviews

Completely disappointed
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I disagree w. the previous reviewer. As a Chicano, I really wanted to like this movie. However, there was little about this movie that I enjoy, maybe the music but this is not enough to warrant seeing this film. First off, the actor playing the lead was miscast, he was way too old to play this role. The acting was poor especially by Jesse's childhood friend. I don't think I've ever seen Danny Trejo in a worse movie. The only positive aspect of the movie was Lil Bit's character, at least she was believable. I saw this movie at the Laemmele in Encino, Ca. I was the only one in the theater! It played there 1-2 weeks and is no longer showing there. I really wish I could recommend this movie but I just can't. If you want to see an excellent independent movie, see "Miss Bala" before it disappears from the theaters.

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