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Todo el poder (2000)

R | | Crime | 17 August 2000 (Peru)
Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Demián Bichir ... Gabriel (as Demian Bichir)
Cecilia Suárez ... Sofía Aguirre
Luis Felipe Tovar ... Comandante Eleuterio 'Elvis' Quijano
Ximena Sariñana ... Valentina
Rodrigo Murray ... Martín
José Carlos Rodríguez José Carlos Rodríguez ... Octavio
Diego Luna ... Esteban
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Lic. Luna
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... Taxista enpistolado
Carmen Salinas ... Doña Cleofas
Verónica Langer ... Frida
Claudia Lobo ... Tere
Mario Zaragoza Mario Zaragoza ... Cojo
Ricardo Kleinbaum ... Gabriel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfonso Bravo Alfonso Bravo ... Prisionero con máscara de luchador
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Storyline

Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation Mexico City is leaving as far as crime is concerned, and the tension the city and it's inhabitants live day after day. Written by Carlos García Campillo <ladolorosa@starmedia.com>

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Genres:

Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 August 2000 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

Gimme the Power See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Altavista Films See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Cameo(Carolina Rivera): the woman whose purse is stollen at the Zócalo. See more »

Quotes

Doña Cleofas: Agarren a esos pinches ratas, hijos de la chingada, párense putos!
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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A true portrait of life in the city
25 January 2000 | by Javier-10See all my reviews

What "Todo el Poder" has going for it is that it accurately depicts what living in Mexico City is like. Constant threats of being mugged, kidnapped and worse. This is in no way helped by a corrupt police force which is accurately depicted in the film. If I had to have one complaint, it would probably be that at times the movie is tedious and slow. Besides the fact that we see Demian Bichir yet again in a starring role. Come on, there are other actors out there.


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