A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

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Peter Sollett

Writers:

Peter Sollett (story), Peter Sollett | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Rasuk ... Victor
Donna Maldonado Donna Maldonado ... Donna
Kevin Rivera Kevin Rivera ... Harold
Krystal Rodriguez Krystal Rodriguez ... Vicki
Judy Marte ... Judy
Melonie Diaz ... Melonie
Matthew Roberts Matthew Roberts ... Hector
Alexander Garcia Alexander Garcia ... Al
John Ramos John Ramos ... Macho
Theresa Martinez Theresa Martinez ... Judy's Mom
Altagracia Guzman Altagracia Guzman ... Grandma
Silvestre Rasuk ... Nino
Wilfree Vasquez Wilfree Vasquez ... Carlos
Randy Luna Randy Luna ... Pool Boy #3
Jeff Knite ... Pool Boy #4 (as Jeff Asencio)
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Storyline

Victor is growing up on the Lower East Side and is at the age where he is driven by desire and unchained by maturity. His image as a ladies man is shattered when he is found in Fat Donna's bedroom. Soon, as a result of his sister's big mouth, the whole Dominican community knows. Full of confidence, Victor sets out to reclaim his image by winning Judy. Judy proves to be elusive and difficult. Victor persists, and with a surprising tenderness, ultimately wins Judy's heart. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film's working title was "Long Way Home". See more »

Quotes

Judy: You're so easy to see through, it's embarrassing.
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Connections

Remake of Five Feet High and Rising (2000) See more »

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Casado y Cansado (No Puedo Mas)
Written by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
Produced by Coati Mundi
Performed by ManicPhonic Meltdown
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i like it a lot.i like it more because i am latin...
16 April 2004 | by antoniojr1981See all my reviews

i like it a lot.i like it more because i am latin and its not many latin show out there. But the real reason why i like it because it was a great movie and it was well written. Also because it show how most people live in ny and what happens in family, how older people try to raise young kids, how young kids co-with trying to have a relationship and the part how the brother is teaching his sister and his brother about what happens while you growing up to your body and about sex. You dont see that in any movie or tv show.But what i would like if the writer will turn that into a tv show like the soprano or sex in the city something like that i know i watch everytime and i know a lot of people will watch it, it be a hit on tv. It would be a hit because the cast,that cast was great and they're latin. So if you can do the latin people a favor and make it a tv show and with those same people and that kinda writing. thanx


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raising Victor Vargas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,166, 30 March 2003

Gross USA:

$2,078,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,816,116
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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