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Chop Shop (2007)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  27 February 2008 (USA)
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Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Polanco ...
Ale
Isamar Gonzales ...
Rob Sowulski ...
Rob
Carlos Zapata ...
...
Anthony Felton ...
Carlos's Uncle
Evelisse 'Lilah' Ortiz ...
Lilah
Michael 'Gringo' Nieto ...
Construction Foreman
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Carlos the Pigeon Worker
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Laura
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The 'John'
Bedford T. Bentley ...
Broken Mirror Customer (as Nick Bentley)
Edwin Rojas ...
Rob's Worker
Roy Francisco Green ...
Rob's Worker
Billy Klatzis ...
Rob's Worker
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Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister.

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$8,475 (USA) (29 February 2008)

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$123,731 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Performed by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
Written by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
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1 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This almost documentary look at an enterprising boy who lives in the body shop area outside of New York is real all the way. Real lighting. Real sound. Less editing in the whole movie than in 1 minute of most movies. And while there is very little script, there is a story. Shot in primary colors, almost all red, white, blue and yellow, we get a real sense of the life of a boy who is making something from nothing. He has a place to live that he makes his own, has a good job, and is trying to bring his sister into his little universe. The people in the chop shop area also give us a look at this culture which I didn't know about. They mostly seem decent and pay Ale what seems like daily, seeming truly concerned about his well being. The actor (I think) playing Ale says more with one facial expression than one can imagine. This reminded me what a true small movie can accomplish. It shows what kids are capable of, even without much support and love. Definitely recommend.


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