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Mexico City (2000)

A woman's desperate search for her brother in the capital of Mexico.

Director:

Richard Shepard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Edwards ... Mitch Cobb
Jorge Robles Jorge Robles ... Pedro
Johnny Zander Johnny Zander ... Sam
Robert Patrick ... Ambassador Mills
Roberto Sosa ... Head Thug (as Roberto Sosa Martinez)
Antonio Zavala Kugler Antonio Zavala Kugler ... Thin Faced Man
Geraldine Zinat Geraldine Zinat ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Carlos Sanz ... Lieutenant Menedez
Rick Negron ... Mexico City Policeman
Ramón Álvarez Ramón Álvarez ... Cantina Drunk
Dyllan Christopher ... Max
Jorge Malpica Jorge Malpica ... Doctor (as Jorge Romero Malpica)
Alejandro de la Peña Alejandro de la Peña ... Toupee Man
Beto Villareal Beto Villareal ... Panama Hat Man
José Marrós José Marrós ... Priest
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Storyline

After divorce and the death of her two children, Mitch is headed for Oaxaca with her brother Sam, a photographer. During their one-day layover in Mexico City, Sam goes out for a night on the town and doesn't return. Mitch goes for help to the American embassy and starts her own search with the aid of Pedro, a cabbie. She finds the cantina where Sam was drinking and stands up to a gang leader to learn some of what happened that night. He gives her Sam's camera, and the photos on the last roll of film become the object of a hunt by some very determined criminals. Can Mitch find Sam, learn what he saw that night, and stay safe? Whom can she trust? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Desperate Chase In One Of The Deadliest Cities In The World!


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Quotes

[last lines]
Max: Hey Aunt Mitch, can I take your picture?
Mitch Cobb: Sure.
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Worth a Look. Surprisingly good.
16 March 2003 | by rgtorreSee all my reviews

I never had heard of this movie, or any of the actors(less Robert Patrick) before. It was a slow Sunday morning, and I just happened to have it on the channel showing this movie. I certainly enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. It was a very well acted, well-written study of the helplessness one would feel placed in the proverbial situation of a stranger in a strange land. It definitely showed Mexico City in real light, but I thing more importantly, it showed that not everyone in Mexico is corrupt, or dispassionate about helping outsiders. The character of Pedro was especially heroic. I definitely felt the level of frustration the lead character (Mitch) was feeling. Expert direction by Richard Shepard.


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Official Sites:

Richard Shepard's Diary

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Distrito federal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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