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Mixed Blood (1984)

Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, ... See full summary »


Paul Morrissey


Alan Bowne (additional dialogue), Paul Morrissey
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marília Pêra ... Rita La Punta
Richard Ulacia Richard Ulacia ... Thiago
Linda Kerridge ... Carol
Geraldine Smith ... Toni
Angel David ... Juan the Bullet
Ulrich Berr Ulrich Berr ... The German
Rodney Harvey ... Jose
Álvaro Rodriguez Álvaro Rodriguez ... Herman
William Rodriguez William Rodriguez ... Carlos
Eduardo González Eduardo González ... Jajo
Steven Garcia Steven Garcia ... Pedro
Edwina Ebron Edwina Ebron ... Hooker
Andres Castillo Andres Castillo ... Macetero
Peter Cruz Peter Cruz ... Macetero
Richard Garcia ... Macetero


Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, "They can kill and not go to jail." The war escalates to include their German heroin supplier, his sexy English girl friend, a Puerto Rican ex-cop, and the Japanese police captain. This movie is about racism, police corruption, junkies and drug dealing. There is plenty of killing and even a visit to a store dedicated to the Latino pop group "Menudo." Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Drugs. Sex. Murder. All in a day's work for the kids of "Alphabet City".


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John Leguizamo's feature film debut. See more »


References Week-End in Havana (1941) See more »

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This Film Should Be Given More Credit
10 September 2005 | by eisfreshSee all my reviews

This film should be given more credit. Parts of this film has been copied in many Drug/Gangster Films after this film's release. Example:In the beginning of the film were they throw the kid off the roof. This act is copied in the movie Above The Rim. Scarface may be the only other drug movie that has been copied more. I be the first to admit that the acting is not up to par and in my opinion that really gives the film a more sense of realism. By the acting being that way it is it has given the film a documentary feel in my opinion. It makes you wonder whether or not a film crew was following around real drug dealers. Ricahrd Ulacia as Thiago in my opinion was okay. But Marlia Pera was excellent. The part were she breaks out in song was over the top but it enhanced her character in the movie. That part really showed the characters dual personality. Watch the movie and you will understand what I'm saying. The problem is that this movie will never become mainstream because of how real it is. Scarface was fantasy with some realism, Mixed Blood was all real. It gives you sense on how it was in the ghetto at that time. It shows how dirty some cops are. The Spanish was on point. The soundtrack was excellent. To me that made the movie. They're better films out there but this unique in it's own way

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Release Date:

18 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocaïne See more »

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Sara Films, Set Satellite See more »
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1.85 : 1
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