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Gun Hill Road (2011)

R | | Drama | January 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 child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 child exploring a gender 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

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$148,994 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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1.85 : 1
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Karina: I told you not to curse in front of the fucking kids, you fucking fuck.
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Soundtracks

Ponte A Trabjar
Performed by Vakero
Written by Manuel Varet (BMI
Published by Juanco Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Group/Jeremy Records
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A Well-Balanced Mofango
29 March 2013 | by (puerto rico) – See all my reviews

I had heard buzz about this film; but personally it was hard to imagine how the talents of this combination of actors would gel. This production bravely walks a tightrope of emotions within a family, community and culture that without proper balance would have come off as trite, biased -- or worse: a mess of conflicting emotions. In some ways it reminded me of "La Mission" which had a similar theme but a different approach. How do you address the topics of machismo, trans-sexuality and role definition within any family -- let alone a Latino family faced with the pressures of a multi-faceted big city culture? The director, Rasheed Green, to his credit, gives the audience a time inside the minds of each of the characters; and by the middle of this 86 minute drama it was clear he had the right recipe. It reminded me of making "Mofango" -- a delicious PR dish replete with garlic, herbs spices and textures: if anything is out-of-balance, it throws off the entire preparation! This production has the right blend of all the ingredients.


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