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Raising Victor Vargas ()


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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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Victor
Donna Maldonado ...
Donna
Kevin Rivera ...
Harold
Krystal Rodriguez ...
Vicki
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Judy
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Melonie
Matthew Roberts ...
Hector
Alexander Garcia ...
Al
John Ramos ...
Macho
Theresa Martinez ...
Judy's Mom
Altagracia Guzman ...
Grandma
Silvestre Rasuk ...
Nino
Wilfree Vasquez ...
Carlos
Randy Luna ...
Pool Boy #3
Jeff Knite ...
Pool Boy #4 (as Jeff Asencio)
Juan I. Lebron ...
Israel
Jacqueline Rosario ...
Singer
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Security Guard
Gladys Austin ...
Social Worker

Directed by

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Peter Sollett

Written by

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Peter Sollett ... (story)
 
Peter Sollett ... (written by)
 
Eva Vives ... (story)

Produced by

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Jean-Michel Dissard ... associate producer
Alain de la Mata ... producer
Scott Macaulay ... producer
Vincent Maraval ... executive producer
Robin O'Hara ... producer
Peter Sollett ... producer
Cate Wilson ... line producer

Music by

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Roy Nathanson

Cinematography by

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Tim Orr

Film Editing by

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Myron Kerstein

Editorial Department

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Katherine Skjerping ... assistant editor (as Katie Fisher)
John Dowdell ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ulysses Terrero

Production Design by

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Judy Becker

Costume Design by

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Jill Newell

Makeup Department

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Angela Gallagher ... make-up and hair (as Angela Guinn)

Production Management

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Carrie Fix ... production supervisor
Cate Wilson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mariela Comitini ... second second assistant director
Carrie Fix ... first assistant director
Michael A. Moffa ... second assistant director (as Michael Moffa)

Art Department

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Jill Alexander ... property master
Chris Buder ... set dresser
Laurent Gorse ... art department intern
Tara Healey ... set dresser
Javier Hernandez ... assistant property master
Mess E. Kauf ... carpenter
Jesse Kaufmann ... intern
Tyler Q. Rosen ... property master
Elizabeth Sobota ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Steve Borne ... sound designer
David Briggs ... foley editor
Ryan Collison ... foley engineer
Anguibe Guindo ... boom operator
Nadine Finzi Maybruck ... sound editor
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor
Alex Raspa ... adr mixer
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer
Noah Timan ... production sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael J. Burke ... camera loader (as Michael Burke)
David Elwell ... best boy electric
Justin Scott Gravatt ... electrician
Melissa Guimaraes ... best boy grip
Matthew Hale ... key grip
Susan Heller ... electrician
Linda Kallerus ... second assistant camera (as Linda Slater)
Jude Kiernan ... camera loader
Scott Miller ... gaffer / still photographer
Matthew A. Petrosky ... first assistant camera
Craig Striano ... grip
John Woods ... electrician
Laurie Chakel ... grip/electric intern (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jesika Khadivi ... extras casting assistant
Richard Valbrun ... casting assistant (as Richard 'Misery' Valbrun)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amy R. Burt ... assistant costume designer (as Amy Burt)

Location Management

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Jeremy Gould ... location assistant
Eryka Seimona Henderson ... location manager (as Erika Seimona)
Jennifer Quesenbery ... location scout
Collin Smith ... location scout
Hughroy Williams ... key location manager

Music Department

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Hugo Dwyer ... score mixer
Tracy McKnight ... music consultant
Alysia Oakley ... assistant to music supervisor

Other crew

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Scott Burik ... set medic
Kristen Dubberstein ... assistant production coordinator
Shawn Hamilton ... production accountant
Matthew Hysell ... key unit production assistant (as Matt Hysell)
Jesika Khadivi ... production office intern
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Raynelle Irene Mensah ... set production assistant: re-shoots
Tony Osso ... production coordinator
Josiah Silverstein ... production assistant
Sally Steele ... publicist
Bergen Swanson ... post-production office supervisor
Hope Walter ... assistant unit manager

Thanks

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Glen Duncan ... special thanks
Cleotilde Garcia ... special thanks
Emily Kaplan ... special thanks
Sylvie Perras ... special thanks
Todd Rubenstein ... special thanks
Michelle Satter ... special thanks
Matthew Sollet ... special thanks
Helene Sollett ... special thanks
Rob Sollett ... special thanks
Jan Somma ... special thanks
Todd Stephens ... special thanks
Will Sweeney ... special thanks
Emmanuelle Taylor ... special thanks
Eva Vives ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Long Way Home (France)
  • Long Way Home - Sommer in New York (Germany)
  • Camino a casa (Spain)
  • Educando a Victor Vargas (Uruguay)
  • Efivika mathimata (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's working title was "Long Way Home". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Casado y Cansado (No Puedo Mas) See more »
Quotes Judy: Okay, you're my new man... but I'm warning you, don't fuck with me!
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