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Washington Heights (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 9 May 2002 (USA)
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"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa (as Alfredo De Villa)

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Nat Moss, Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa (as Alfredo De Villa) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tomas Milian ... Eddie
Manny Perez ... Carlos
Danny Hoch ... Mickey
Jude Ciccolella ... Sean
Andrea Navedo ... Maggie
Bobby Cannavale ... Angel
David Zayas ... David
Callie Thorne ... Raquel
Judy Reyes ... Daisy
Jaime Tirelli ... Guillermo
Michael Hyatt ... Michelle
Roberto Sanchez Roberto Sanchez ... Tito
Sara Ramirez ... Belkis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Baez Fernando Baez ... Man In Street
Denia Brache Denia Brache ... Flirting woman
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Storyline

"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial downtown comic book scene. When his father, who owns a bodega in the Heights, is shot in a burglary attempt, Carlos is forced to put his dream on hold and run the store. In the process, he comes to understand that if he is to make it as a comic artist, he must engage with the community he comes from, take that experience back out into the world, and put it in his work. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, brief violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,332, 11 May 2003

Gross USA:

$160,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,291
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Bodega shown in the film is a real Bodega on Fort Washington Avenue. See more »

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Good even with its flaws....
30 November 2003 | by Hypno-2See all my reviews

I really liked this film mostly because i can relate with the main character, being latino and his situation with his art. Heights is a good film but it suffers from some mayor flaws. The simple fact is that the audience is cut off to the emotional climax. The reason? Bad editing? perhaps. Even though we get some climax with the father and son character, the relationship of the two lovers never comes to fruit actually their problems are never fully explained. This left me at least confused by the death of their relationship. Lack of resolution seems to be the main flaw of this movie, the conflict between the best friend and his father was never resolved. I know its hard to put all of this in the film since the film makers wanted to leave enough room about the main character and his father but perhaps these other situations should not have been brought up since it only leads away from the core of this movie. In the end Washington Heights is a good film and i would recomend it and im sorry to see that it was overlooked by some critics.


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