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Spare Parts (I) (2015)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  5 June 2015 (Mexico)
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Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenzo Santillan (as Jose Julian)
Oscar Javier Gutierrez II ...
Luis Aranda (as Oscar Gutierrez)
Mrs. Vazquez
Maddy Kolinsky (as Aubrey Miller)
J.P. Murrieta ...
Male Announcer (as J.R. Murrieta)
Nicole Brady ...
Female Announcer
Edward McGinty ...
Williams (Judge) (as Ed McGinty)


Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club under the leadership of their school's newest teacher, Fredi. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime. Written by Pantelion Films

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It takes a team to build a dream



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Rated PG-13 for some language and violence | See all certifications »

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5 June 2015 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

La Vida Robot  »

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$808,022 (USA) (23 January 2015)


$3,610,933 (USA) (27 February 2015)

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Carlos PenaVega is married to Alexa PenaVega. See more »


Right before the boys begin their robotics competition, the scoreboard shows Carl Hayes high school in fourth place but the boys haven't even begun competing yet. See more »


Awards MC: Okay folks, everybody take your seats please.
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Dedication: In loving memory of Janet Jacobs 1947 - 2015 See more »


Good As Gone
Written by Mark Seliger
Performed by Mark Seliger and Rusty Truck
Published by Crosseyed Music (BMI)
Produced by Andrés Levin (as Andres Levin)
Courtesy of Music Has No Enemies
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Very Inspirational!
25 February 2015 | by (El Paso, TX) – See all my reviews

The movie is based on a true story about the undocumented high school students from Arizona, who participate in underwater robotics competition and compete against top universities in the Nation. With limited budget, but with creative minds and a desire to win, they manage to build a decent robot and manage to impress the judges with their presentation. I am a robotics coach and I took my robotics team to watch this film. Definitely a must-watch especially if you are a coach, teacher, student , or parent. The students also enjoyed it a lot and got inspired. The movie also has very good soundtracks and has funny scenes.

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