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Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

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Pilar Padilla ...
Maya
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Sam Shapiro
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Rosa
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Bert
Monica Rivas ...
Simona
Frankie Davila ...
Luis (as Frank Davila)
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Anna
Mayron Payes ...
Ben
Maria Orellana ...
Berta
Melody Garrett ...
Cynthia
Gigi Jackman ...
Dolores
Beverly Reynolds ...
Ella
Eloy Méndez ...
Juan (as Eloy Mendez)
Elena Antonenko ...
Maria
Olga Gorelik ...
Olga
Jesus Perez ...
Oscar
Alonso Chavez ...
Ruben
Estela Maeda ...
Teresa
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Perez
José Jiménez ...
Freddy (as Jose Jimenez)
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Ernest
Julian Orea ...
Coyote
Javier Torres ...
Coyote
Roscio Saenz ...
Emma
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Mr. Griffin
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Restaurateur
Tony Rizzoli ...
Personnel Manager
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Director of Campaigns
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Doctor
David Steinberg ...
Lawyer
Ted Baer ...
Lawyer
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TV Reporter
Greg Montgomery ...
Supervising Policeman
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Gas Station Attendant
Tom Bailey ...
Truck Driver (as Tom Michael Bailey)
Richard Bravo ...
INS Officer
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Vanessa Angel - Party Guest (uncredited)
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Cooper Campbell ...
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Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Robert Stahoviak ...
INS Officer (uncredited)
Gail Thomas ...
Corporate Lawyer (uncredited)
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Herself - Party Guest (uncredited)
Miguel Angel Varela Fimbres ...
Caucasian Teenager with beisball cap in demonstration inside the building lobby (uncredited)
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Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)
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Stephanie Zimbalist - Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Loach

Written by

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Paul Laverty ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ulrich Felsberg ... executive producer
Rebecca O'Brien ... producer

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George Fenton

Cinematography by

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Barry Ackroyd

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Jonathan Morris

Editorial Department

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Jeffrey R. Coulter ... assistant editor (as Jeff Coulter)
Anthony Morris ... first assistant editor
Rick Weis ... assistant editor
Mark Wright ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Richard Hicks
Rosalinda Morales
Ronnie Yeskel

Production Design by

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Martin Johnson

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Tucker Doherty ... (as Catherine Doherty)

Set Decoration by

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Melissa M. Levander ... (as Melissa Levander)

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Michele Michel ... (as Michelle Michel)

Makeup Department

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Veronique Guillem ... makeup designer
Yvette Perez ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Cathy Mickel Gibson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bradley Morris ... second second assistant director
Ricardo Méndez Matta ... first assistant director (as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
Sharon Swab ... second assistant director
Jorge L. Baron ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Chris Forster ... construction coordinator
Michael Lindsay ... property master
Paula Maslowski ... art department production assistant
Eric Reichardt ... head painter
Julie Witherington ... property assistant (as Julie Sexsmith)

Sound Department

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Ray Beckett ... sound recordist
Robert Brazier ... foley mixer
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer
Richard Kite ... utility sound
Richard Pryke ... re-recording mixer
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Wayne Brooks ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin Cadwallader ... electrician
Marcelo Colacilli ... gaffer (as Marcelo L. Colacilli)
Orlando Hernandez ... key grip
Merrick Morton ... still photographer
Bill Olofsson ... second assistant camera
Matthew Pearce ... assistant camera
Diego Quemada-Díez ... camera operator (as Diego Quemada)
Calvin Starnes ... best boy grip
Haskell Wexler ... second camera operator

Casting Department

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Steve Brooksbank ... additional casting
Janet Cunningham ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Javier Arrieta ... set costumer

Location Management

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Caleb Duffy ... assistant location manager
Quentin Halliday ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Nick Wollage ... score recordist

Transportation Department

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Roger Bojarski ... transportation captain
Lance Cherniet ... transportation coordinator
William P. Lafon ... driver
Sean C. Ryan ... driver

Other crew

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Robert Allen ... medic
Scott 'Ice Paq' Baron ... set medic
Martin Butterworth ... title designer
Pablo Cruz ... researcher
Isobel Griffiths ... fixer
Susanna Lenton ... script supervisor
Erin Meehan ... set production assistant
Mario Paolinelli ... dialogue
Heidi S. Pavey ... production coordinator (as Heidi Pavey)
Leoncio Provoste ... production assistant
Virginia Romero ... staff production associate
Suzy Strawn Scott ... studio teacher (as Suzy Strawn)
Wesley Staples ... studio teacher
Jeff Wickline ... 1st assistant accountant

Thanks

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Vanessa Angel ... special thanks
William Atherton ... special thanks
Lara Belmont ... special thanks
Cooper Campbell ... special thanks
Benicio Del Toro ... special thanks
Oded Fehr ... special thanks
Stuart Gordon ... special thanks
Rick Otto ... special thanks
Chris Penn ... special thanks
Ron Perlman ... special thanks
Tim Roth ... special thanks
Robin Tunney ... special thanks
Samuel West ... special thanks (as Sam West)
Stephanie Zimbalist ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she's also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide. Written by

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Taglines The Balance Of Power Is About To Change. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brot und Rosen (Germany)
  • Pan y rosas (Spain)
  • Brød og roser (Norway)
  • Bröd och rosor (Sweden)
  • Kenyér és rózsa (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP37,890, 04 May 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia Prior to filming, Adrien Brody did undercover research as a union member in Los Angeles. He went to conventions and sat in on strike talks. A couple of the members recognized him, but Brody persuaded them not to blow his cover. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Bara man vill så går det (2002). See more »
Quotes Sam: We want bread. But we want roses too.
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