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El padrino (2004)

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In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo ... See full summary »

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Damian Chapa

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Troy Barker (screenplay), Troy Barker (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Chapa ... Kilo
Sal Lopez ... Loco
Emilio Rivera ... Rudy
Jennifer Tilly ... Sebeva
Faye Dunaway ... Atty. Gen. Navarro
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Manny
Joanna Pacula ... Jessica Lancaster
Robert Wagner ... Paul Fisch
Gary Busey ... Lars
Stacy Keach ... Gov. Lancaster
Brad Dourif ... Cyrus
Ralf Moeller ... Special Agent Kurt Meyers
Melora Hardin ... Jane
Rachel Hunter ... Newscaster
Kathleen Quinlan ... Judge Scorsi
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Storyline

In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. Starting off small, dealing to the high school and college market, Kilo discovers the drug business to be very profitable. With a little help from the well-connected and seductive daughter of a Colombian gangster, he becomes a drug kingpin with a nationwide monopoly on drug running. While conquering the drug world, Kilo falls in love with a local Latina who quickly becomes pregnant. Shortly thereafter, Kilo is involved in a drug deal with a wired frat boy that goes bad, and he is imprisoned. His exciting and stylish life as a drug lord seems to have come to a halt. But prison life does not stop Kilo from running his operation. He enlists the support of other prisoners including Crips, Bloods, and a very powerful ... Written by Jim Dobson <starpr@aol.com>

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The only color on the street is green See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and language, drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padrino: The Latin Godfather See more »

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Budget:

$1,750,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the shoot out at the end, the silencer disappears and reappears multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Sebeva: I may be a whore, but I'm a loyal bitch.
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Connections

Followed by El Padrino II: Border Intrusion (2011) See more »

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a must see movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19 February 2005 | by jhluvinmoviesSee all my reviews

I absolutely recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be entertained.The directing,acting,and the story is brilliant.Definitely up there with films like scarface and the godfather.This movie makes your heart race.Damian Chapa as well as all of the cast was amazing.I would definitely rent this movie.Damian Chapa deserves an academy award for his acting,and for the way he portrayed the life of a gangster.This movie is a soon to be classic,and an all around brilliant piece of film-making.I loved it and I give it 10 stars.In a sentence the only way to describe it is a film without any flaws.Watch this movie and you'll see what i mean. 2 thumbs up!!!!!!!


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