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Gun Hill Road (2011)

 -  Drama  -  5 August 2011 (USA)
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An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

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Enrique Rodriguez
Robert Salzman ...
Sugar
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Prison Guard
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Michael / Vanessa Rodriguez
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Fernando
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Angela Rodriguez
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Karina
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Gloria
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Jeanette
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Pete
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Danny
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Tico
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MC (as Caridad De La Luz)
Dennis Leonard Johnson ...
Antoine (as Dennis Johnson)
Ceez Liive ...
Jai
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An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't escape who you are

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence

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Box Office

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$3,959 (USA) (26 August 2011)

Gross:

$148,994 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Karina: Didn't I tell you not to fucking curse in front of my kids! You fucking fuck!
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La Turbina
Performed by'Pophex
Wriyyen by ;Eulalio Restituyo' (ASCAP)/D'Lesly Lora (BMI)
Published by Juanco Music (ASCAP)/Juanco Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Group/El Sistema Ent.
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Breakthrough film explores timeless themes in a fresh context
18 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gun Hill Road is a powerful, courageous and deeply moving film. From start to finish, this magnificently-directed and captivating story feels 100% real and completely original. Gun Hill Road vibrantly depicts large, growing and yet almost completely unexplored contexts within American culture. This film evocatively addresses essential, timely and yet timeless human themes: our identity; our character; our family; our priorities and how we all struggle to balance these.

Obtaining brilliant, genuine performances from the entire cast throughout this well-layered plot, Rashaad Ernesto Green has clearly distinguished himself as an important new director to watch. What most distinctively succeeds in Green's full-length feature debut is the way one can connect emotionally with virtually EVERY character in this film. Esai Morales, Judy Reyes and newcomer Harmony Santana deliver profoundly multi-dimensional portrayals.

The ultimate proof of a sophisticated director resides in their ability to transport you into settings about which you may know little, but somehow enables you to raise challenging questions and emerge with new insights. Gun Hill Road is truly a breakthrough film from an exceptional director.


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