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Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1993)

Johnny 100 Pesos (original title)
A young low-class student gets involved with the wrong people and takes part in a non successful video rental robbery.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Armando Araiza ... Johnny García
Patricia Rivera Patricia Rivera ... Gloria
Willy Semler Willy Semler ... Freddy
Aldo Parodi Aldo Parodi ... Loco
Rodolfo Bravo Rodolfo Bravo ... Washington
Eugenio Morales Eugenio Morales ... Leo
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... Mena Mendoza
Luis Gnecco ... Alfonso
Boris Quercia Boris Quercia ... Parker
Paulina Urrutia Paulina Urrutia ... Paty
Luis Alarcón Luis Alarcón ... Judge
Patricia Guzmán Patricia Guzmán ... Madre Johnny
Cristián Campos Cristián Campos ... Beauchell
José Manuel Salcedo José Manuel Salcedo ... Infante
Aldo Bernales Aldo Bernales ... Rebolledo
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Storyline

Johnny, the young student and his 4 friends, decide to rob a bank. They pretend they are customers, and suddenly they take out pistols and force the staff to give all the money to them. When they try to leave, the police appear. The media deal with this story immediately and broadcast everything ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Searching for glory, he found hell

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Chile | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny One Hundred Pesos See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A remastered version of the movie was re-released in Chile in August 7th, 2017 due to the upcoming premiere of ''Johnny 100 Pesos: Capítulo Dos''. Quite fittingly, for this special showing the movie tickets costed a mere 100 Chilean pesos. See more »

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There is a visible shadow of the camera during the television van explosion sequence. See more »

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Followed by Johnny 100 Pesos: Capítulo Dos (2017) See more »

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Bizarre, frantic, strange.
25 May 2011 | by Samuel-MaldonadoSee all my reviews

Johnny one hundred pesos was an ambitious project, with an important message about a culture in a strained transition between a military dictatorship and democracy. Despite its strong intentions, however, the movie came together in such a way as to make it uncomfortable to watch altogether. It is heavy on the symbolism, which can be a good thing -- the media's involvement, the role of Chile's youth, and even the timing of the event is significant. And it does have a strong message behind it. But the movie starts to sacrifice plot for the sake of symbolism; a series of nonsensical events occur that don't make sense apart from the symbolic meaning behind them. Add to this the strange, generally unlikeable, almost painful-to-watch main character and the movie just was not salvageable in my opinion, even with its important message. Not an enjoyable experience overall.


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