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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 ... 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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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 »

Goofs

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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spirals out of control
12 May 2011 | by Abby SawyerSee all my reviews

This 1994 film is based on a true story and directed by Gustavo Graef-Marino. Johnny, a young Chilean student, becomes involved with a group of criminals who decide to rob a clandestine money exchange office that fronts as a video store in an apartment building in Santiago. They pretend that they are customers and suddenly whip out guns and demand the money. The police are alerted and they decide to take the employees as hostages. The whole ordeal spirals out of control when the media gets involved and what was supposed to be a minor crime becomes the center of attention while all of Chile watches it unfold on their TV screens.

There is a real critique of the media and the role that they play in situations like this. The TV reporter is very persistent and will stop at nothing to get a story that will capture the interest of the viewers. He goes to interview people from Johnny's life and ends up pushing them past their breaking point just for ratings.

Overall this movie is a bit strange at times, but it is definitely dramatic and contains an unexpected ending.


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