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Spanglish (2004)

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A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Clasky
... Deborah Clasky
... Flor
... Evelyn
... Cristina
... Bernice
... Georgie (as Ian Hyland)
... Cristina (six years old)
... Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
... Flor's Husband
... Luz
... Fourteen-Year-Old Boy
Nicole Nieth ... Hostess at Fancy Restaurant
... Businessman
... Businessman
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Storyline

John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family an upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu. Flor, who emigrated from Mexico, along with her daughter, Cristina, is hired by the Clasky's as a live-in housekeeper. Flor soon has to fight for her daughter's soul, as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Every family has a hero. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Espanglish  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,817,853, 19 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,044,321, 30 January 2005
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Sarah Steele was cast from over 2,000 young actresses. See more »

Goofs

When Deborah and Cristina return from the flea market Deborah is holding a white chandelier in her right hand. In the next shot when Cristina hands the blanket to Deborah the chandelier is gone. Deborah never put the chandelier down or handed it off, it simply vanished. See more »

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[first lines]
Boy's Voice: [voiceover to scene of people reviewing applications] To Dean of Admission, Princeton University. The most influential person in my life...
Girl's Voice: ...is Mother Teresa, whose example helped me overcome the arrogance which threatened after my 1600 SAT score in National Merit Scholarship
Girl's Voice #2: ...most influential person taught me the most important word I've ever learned; Aloha, which I...
Narrator: To the Dean of Admission, Princeton University, from Cristina Moreno. Most influential person, my Mother, No ...
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No actors were mistreated in the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 February 2016 (2016) See more »

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Charlie's Angels Theme
Written by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures, a division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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beautiful
14 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie makes me cry every time. Perhaps the soundtrack does it's job, or the push-ins when the characters have their deep emotional revelations of the epitome of their personalities, but it's not what happens that makes me cry. It is the way the characters are relateable, not so much as the commonness of their ways, because they are very quirky almost to the extreme, but because there is a part of every person in each of them, or at least a part to strives to be. The language barrier just highlights the dialogue, as one watching tries to hear it from foreign ears and yet understands movements and emotions better than what is said. And that, I think, makes this movie perfect.


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