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Boca (1994)

Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... J.J.
... Reb
... Boca
... Jesse James Montgomery
... Fonseca (as Carlos Dolabella)
... Quintella
Denise Milfont ... Moema
Patrick de Oliveira ... Tomaz
... Father Silva
... Mrs. Esteban
Anselmo Vasconcelos ... Sergeant Trebe
Luma de Oliveira ... Celeste
Maria Padilha ... Maria Luiza
Betty Gofman ... College Friend
... College Friend
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J.J. is a beautiful American journalist who's sent to Brazil, just as the famous Carnival begins, to investigate reports of brutal murders of street kids from favelas, the notorious Brazilian slums. The corrupt officials won't help, so through her producer's contacts she finds out where the next execution will happen on her own. Once there, she sees a vicious local crime boss called "Boca" or "Mouth", short for his full street name - "Mouth of Gold", a nickname he got for having rows of golden teeth in his mouth, saving the children and killing the executioners. Since the corrupt local government and police have no intentions of stopping the killings, she tries to get close to Boca and convince him to help her with her story and save more kids. Surprisingly, he turns out to be very charismatic and, although he accepts her offer, he starts playing mind games with her. This, combined with his brutal, but intriguing, life story, exotic harem and the heated sexualized atmosphere of the ... Written by Anonymous

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16 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Boca: We are all whores, because everyone has a price.
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BE STRONG
Performed by Barrington Levy
Written by Barrington Levy , Phil Roy and Bob Thiele
Produced by Lee Jaffe Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare
Executive Producer Lee Jaffe for Trenchtown Records
MCA Records
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Intriguing and disturbing.
16 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just bought this video off of e-bay for four bucks, as I am a collector and it looked interesting. It turned out to be all that, and more. It was fascinating, intriguing, and disturbing, all done with a very simple storyline. Great acting from Rae Dawn Chong and all the supporting people. Absolutely wonderful cinematography. I don't know how to recommend this one. It is definitely not a "date" movie, nor is it your garden variety "Friday Night Popcorn" film. However, it is well worth the time.


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