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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 »

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Paul Morrissey

Writers:

Alan Bowne (additional dialogue), Paul Morrissey
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Cast

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
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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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Action | Drama

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France | USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

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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Mono

Color:

Color
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John Leguizamo's feature film debut. See more »

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

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Oh boy! This is is a silly, sick movie
1 November 1999 | by carmie-3See all my reviews

I can't help it - I love to watch this movie - I love the cheesy soundtrack (salsa rhythms played on an old Casio keyboard). I love the way Marilia Pena delivers her lines. (This is the wonderful woman from Pixote!) If there is anyone out there who actually liked Spike of Bensonhurst - you would also enjoy this - I own both movies - They are both by Paul Morrisey (He made many of the Andy Warhol films) - It's a hard sell, recommending this movie - I imagine it could outrage a lot of people - It is alternately a dark comedy and a bittersweet drama - Hard to find people who appreciate both -


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