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Pixote (1981)

Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (original title)
The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramos da Silva ... Pixote
Jorge Julião ... Lilica
Gilberto Moura ... Dito
Edilson Lino ... Chico
Zenildo Oliveira Santos ... Fumaça
Claudio Bernardo ... Garatao
Israel Feres David ... Roberto Pie de Plata
Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos ... Diego
... Sueli
... Sapatos Brancos
... Juiz
Elke Maravilha ... Debora
Tony Tornado ... Cristal
... Widower
João José Pompeo ... Almir (as Joáo José Pompeu)
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Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by policemen who frame Lilica, a 17-year-old transvesite hustler. Pixote helps Lilica and three other boys escape where they make their living by the life of crime which only escalates to more violence and death. Written by Anonymous

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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Pixote - The real story
2 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I'm originally from Brazil... the sad thing about this movie was the exploitation that was done to that boy. They told his life story and he never got one "centavo" (Brazilian cent) of that movie. Fernando is not the first and will not be the last to go through that life style in Brazil. Sad... but that is the world we live in. It's about making money not saving lives. Question is: Where is Fernando today? Most probably... dead. We tend to want to live in this "Disney filled fantasy bubbled life". When someone comes up to the plate to help... along comes the higher power and says: "What do I get from this? Where's my cut?" - I wish people's conscience would speak up!


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