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Pixote ()

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

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations.
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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
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Sueli
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Sapatos Brancos
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Juiz
Elke Maravilha ...
Debora
Tony Tornado ...
Cristal
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Widower
João José Pompeo ...
Almir (as Joáo José Pompeu)
Rubens Rollo ...
Director (as Ruben Rollo)
Emilio Fontana ...
Dr. Delgado
Luis Serra ...
Reporter (as Luiz Serra)
Ariclê Perez ...
Teacher
Joe Kantor ...
Gringo
Isadora de Farias ...
Psychologist
Beatriz Berg ...
Fumaça's mother
Walter Breda ...
Raulzinho
Raymundo Matos ...
Doctor
Benedito Corsi ...
Pixote's grandfather
Damaceno Pilho ...
Reporter (as Damaceno Filho)
Cleide Eunice Queiroz ...
Dito's mother
Israel Pinheiro ...
Inspetor I
Carlos Costa ...
Inspetor II
Fábio Tomasini ...
Widower's Son (as Fabio Tomazini)
Lineu Dias ...
Assaulted man
Cesar Pezzuoli ...
Young Man
Kocoth ...
Sueli's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Otoniel Serra ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Hector Babenco

Written by

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Hector Babenco ... (story) &
Jorge Durán ... (story)
 
Hector Babenco ... (screenplay) &
Jorge Durán ... (screenplay)
 
José Louzeiro ... (book "Infancia dos Mortos")

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Paulo Francini ... associate producer
Sylvia B. Naves ... executive producer (as Sílvia Naves)
Jose Pinto ... associate producer
Hector Babenco ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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John Neschling

Cinematography by

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Rodolfo Sánchez ... (as Rodolfo Sanches)

Film Editing by

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Luiz Elias

Editorial Department

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José Carlos ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Clovis Bueno

Costume Design by

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Clovis Bueno

Makeup Department

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Josefina de Oliveira ... makeup artist (as Nena)

Production Management

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Lilian Costa ... production manager (as Lília Costa)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Maria Cecília M. de Barros ... assistant director

Art Department

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Liza Monteiro ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Francisco Carneiro ... boom operator
Toco Cerqueira ... Restoration sound & Remastering
Hugo Gama ... sound
José Luiz Sasso ... Restoration sound & Remastering / re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Sergio Farjalla ... special effects
José Marchesin ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Esmeraldo Caetano ... electrician
Felipe Daviña ... assistant camera
Aylton de Magalhães ... still photographer
Paraná ... grip
Cláudio Portioli ... camera operator
Altino Procópio ... electrician (as Altino Procópio Cardoso)
Waldemar Tomas ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carminha Guarana ... wardrobe supervisor

Other crew

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Carlos Cabrera ... production assistant
Marcelo Paes de Barros ... production assistant
Luci Godói ... production secretary
Luis Alberto Laurindo ... production assistant
Maria Sílvia Moreira ... continuity (as Sílvia Moreira)
Daniel Santiago ... production assistant
Marçal Souza ... production assistant (as Marçal Ferreira de Souza)
Marcelo Tassara ... title designer
Fátima Toledo ... acting coach (as Maria Fatima Toledo)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Pixote (World-wide, English title)
  • Pixote (United States)
  • Pixote (United Kingdom)
  • Pixote, la loi du plus faible (France)
  • Pixote - Asphalt-Haie (Germany)
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  • 128 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's star, 'Fernando Ramos Da Silva', who plays a young street criminal, actually was a street criminal before he made this film. After completing it he took up the criminal life again, and was killed in Brazil in 1987 in a shootout with police. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Crix Pick Prez Flix (1993). See more »

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