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Chop Shop (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 27 February 2008 (USA)
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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На запчасти  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$123,731 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Al Final De Camino
Performed by Bachata Con Siento
Written by Bachata Con Siento
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Silent, slow pace but stunning
18 July 2008 | by (Lhasa, Tibet) – See all my reviews

A friend brought me this movie and at first I was hesitating, the pace in the movie was so slow that it was admittedly boring at the beginning. But the life scenes were attractive, it's like observing than watching.

It turned out to be simply stunning throughout the film, the way how the director handled the life scenes to reflect the reality was confounding but somehow also overwhelming. It's like understanding the real life of a lively person than watching a movie.

Mr Alejandro Polanco and Miss Isamar Gonzales did their roles so well that it's more like telling us their own stories. Indeed they used their real names in the movie.


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