MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 600 this week

The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
"Chamaco" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  January 2010 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 173 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 3 critic

Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 190 titles
created 08 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1493 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
a list of 127 titles
created 27 Jul 2014
 
a list of 375 titles
created 01 Aug 2014
 
a list of 2098 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Kid: Chamaco" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Kid: Chamaco (2009)

The Kid: Chamaco (2009) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Kid: Chamaco.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Violent Kind (Video 2008)
Horror | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

The story of a US Marine who has just returned home from the war in Iraq. In an attempt to reunite with his young wife and Vietnam veteran father, he takes them back to the family cabin in Montana. Once there, his past and present collide in a horrific tale of insanity.

Director: Geoffrey Pepos
Stars: Kirk Harris, John Savage, Irina Björklund
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A group of people, living on the edge of society, try to survive on the streets of New York City in the shadow of the World Trade center in the early seventies.

Director: Frank Weston
Stars: Martin Sheen, Michael Dunn, Johnny Brown
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

While traveling on vacation in the Mexican jungle, three young friends, witness the murder of a group of indigenous peasants.

Director: Enrique Renteria
Stars: Pedro Damián, Manolo Cardona, Diana Bernedo
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Claudia is a troubled teen confined in a very particular support center ruled with roughness by renowned psychiatrist Bernarda Alquicira. Coexisting with girls who have experienced similar ... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Moheno
Stars: Martha Higareda, Verónica Langer, María Aguilera
Fighter I (2007)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Aicha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Natasha Arthy
Stars: Semra Turan, Nima Nabipour, Cyron Melville
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Rumley
Stars: Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd Pack, Kate Fahy
Choke (2001)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A businessman gets caught up in extortion, murder and blackmail.

Director: John Sjogren
Stars: Chelsy Reynolds, Bradley Armstrong Donohue, Tamara Cholakian
Trader Games (2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A hot young Wall Street trader finds a formula based on climatology to play the market and win big... but at what cost?

Director: Fabrice Genestal
Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Vahina Giocante, Qamar Abbas
Serbian Scars (2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

This action, thriller, is set in Belgrade, Chicago and Kosovo, chronicles the complicated relationship and reunion of estranged brothers, Alex and Peter and the forbidden love of a Serbian ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Vladimir Rajcic, Michael Madsen, Mark Dacascos
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Follows the final nine days in the lives of four hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the nation's drug trafficking epidemic. Underneath their ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Saghizadeh
Stars: Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Michael Blain-Rozgay
Cascarrabias (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Cyril Gardner
Stars: Ernesto Vilches, Barry Norton, Ramón Pereda
Chamaco (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a young man is killed in Central Park in La Habana, a series of coincidences reveals that many of the night walkers that hang around the park are related to the crime.

Director: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti
Stars: Fidel Betancourt, Aramís Delgado, Laura Ramos
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Frank Irwin
...
Jimmy 'the Dream' Irwin
Álex Perea ...
Abner Torres
...
...
Silvana Torres
...
Paulina
...
Rigoberto Torres
...
Officer Manuel Quintana
...
Wilo (as Cristián Vásquez)
...
Poncho
Juan Carlos Remolina ...
Raúl
Daniel Evangelista ...
José Daniel Evangelista
Rafael Valdes ...
Referee Saldivar
Joe Torrenueva ...
Dr. Luis Ortega
Michael Ellison ...
Mike Ellison
Edit

Storyline

Young Abner Torres wants to pursue professional boxing as his means to escape the pervasive poverty, prostitution, drug dealing and bullying police of his Mexican city. His abusive father already exploits him in illegal matches, keeping for himself whatever money Abner makes from it. Personal support comes Abner's way from his sister Silvana, best friend Wilo and girlfriend Paulina. Local physician Dr. Frank Irwin, a caring influence in the neighborhood, also takes an active interest in guiding the lad off the streets. Frank's son is Jimmy 'the Dream' Irwin, who is himself trying to make a boxing mark in American despite getting a little too old for the sport and nursing a broken hand. At Silvana's intercession, Jimmy begins training Abner at the local gym while beginning to fall for his sister. Just as things are looking good for Abner's chances, tragedy strikes, threatening to derail everyone's efforts to see him leave the ghetto. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kid: Chamaco  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jimmy Irwin: He's a tough little booger.
Dr. Frank Irwin: Whadda you mean?
Jimmy Irwin: I saw him take a real beatin' at the gym today.
Dr. Frank Irwin: He and his sister are patients of mine at the clinic. He wants to be a professional fighter.
Jimmy Irwin: Well, there's a ridiculous dream, right? Least, that's what YOU say when I want to become a fighter.
Dr. Frank Irwin: I don't recall saying that.
Jimmy Irwin: How convenient.
Dr. Frank Irwin: Ah, stop bellyaching, for Christ's sake.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Really loved this film!
22 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While boxing is the subject matter what the film is really about is the dreams of desperate men. Really strong performances by the lead actors Martin Sheen, Kirk Harris and Alex Perea. It was so great to see Martin Sheen in a great role like this. He carries such depth. Kirk Harris is amazing as his son a down on his luck boxer. Alex Perea is a discovery as the kid who they both help. The rest of the cast is similarly strong.

I've not seen many films that blend the use of language so well. I would guess that the film is about 50% in Spanish, 50% in English. Give or take. Beautiful and gritty images of Mexico City. I hope the music score is at some point released to CD. Beautiful and almost haunting at times.

Very authentic feeling film start to finish. The boxing is as good as I've ever seen on film. Films real and gives the film a almost documentary like feel at times.

I highly recommend seeing this film.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hitting US Theatres! don-425
Discuss The Kid: Chamaco (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?