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Manito (2002)

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Fifteen years ago, their Washington Heights neighborhood was dubbed the crack-cocaine capital of the world, but today it is transforming into one of the most vibrant, Spanish-speaking ... See full summary »

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... Junior Moreno
... Manny Moreno
Manuel Cabral ... Oscar Moreno (as Manuel Jesus Cabral)
Jessica Morales ... Marisol
Julissa Lopez ... Miriam Moreno
... Abuelo
Panchito Gómez ... Rodchenko
Lavidania Ramirez ... Anita (Oscar's Wife)
... Enrique
Lou Torres ... Bartender
... Hercules (as Adeal Irizarry)
Edwin De Leon ... Roberto (as Edwin Morel DeLeon)
Jeff Knite ... Ignacio (as Jeff Asencio)
Jay Dog ... Mugger #1
Gilly Delgado ... Mugger #2
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Fifteen years ago, their Washington Heights neighborhood was dubbed the crack-cocaine capital of the world, but today it is transforming into one of the most vibrant, Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. While the drug dealers continue to disappear, their violent legacy still casts a shadow over the neighborhood and its residents. Junior, an ex-convict struggling to get his life back on track, is a product of this legacy. His younger brother Manny, the salutatorian of his high school class, embodies the hope of the future. On the night of his graduation party, Manny finds himself faced with an ill-fated decision that could change his life forever. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Family

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15 January 2002 (USA)  »

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$24,000 (estimated)

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$175,000, 10 December 2003
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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Mother's Day
Composed by R. Vargas & W. Belen
Published by Dose Rocks Music
Administered by Cutting Records Music
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The Real Streets
22 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The beauty of the movie lies in it's grittiness. It's a small intimate portrait that subscribes to the idea that there are stories every where that's worth being told and we as audience members have the responsibility to appreciate that. Manito isn't wholly original, nor is it groundbreaking, but it is a story, and a strong story at that which provides a certain truth that has been a long absent from the regular Hollywood fare. Take the time to watch this film. I guarantee you won't be dissapointed.


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