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Matando Cabos (2004)

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A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

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Alejandro Lozano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Dalton ... Javier "Jaque"
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Paulina Cabos
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Oscar Cabos
Kristoff Kristoff ... Mudo
Raúl Méndez ... Botcha
Joaquín Cosio ... Ruben "Mascarita"
Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Nico
Rocío Verdejo ... Lula
Silverio Palacios ... Tony 'El Canibal'
Jacqueline Voltaire ... Gabriela Cabos
Pedro Altamirano ... Nacho
Norman Sotolongo ... Cholo
Jose Angel Bichir Jose Angel Bichir ... Ulises (as José Ángel Bichir)
Alejandro Galán Alejandro Galán ... Juan
Mary Paz Mata Mary Paz Mata ... Tere
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Storyline

In Mexico City, the powerful and violent magnate of steel Oscar Cabos catches his daughter Paulina having sex with her boyfriend and his employee Javier "Jaque" and he works Jaque over. On the next day, Jaque pays a visit to Cabos in his office and the angry man comes with a golf club to hit Jaque again. However, Cabos accidentally trips on a golf ball, falls on the floor and faints. Jaque calls his best friend Mudo to help him, but the janitor Nacho finds his boss fainted on the floor and he steals and dresses himself with Cabos' clothes and jewels. Meanwhile, Nacho's son Botcha and his friend Nico have planned to kidnap Cabos and they are waiting for him in the parking garage. When he walks in the parking garage, the two kidnappers hit him on the back of the head, believing that he is Cabos, they cover his head with a bag. They head with the abducted man to the house of Botcha's girlfriend Lula. Meanwhile, Jaque and Mudo calls their wrestler friend Ruben "Mascarita" and his midget ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The kidnapping was the least of their problems . . . See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive violence and language, some strong sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Lemon Films

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 July 2004 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Cabos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

MXN25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,730, 28 August 2005

Gross USA:

$155,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,653,093
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jaque (Tony Dalton) mentions to Mudo (Kristoff) "Being on TV was never my thing". Both Tony Dalton and Kristoff once starred on "No te equivoques", a Jackass-like TV show. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) The black car's windshield is smashed with a crowbar. When it falls off the stadium the windshield has no hole nor crowbar in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits the chinese cook can be seen at the International Airport of México, going back to China. See more »

Connections

References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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17 Años
Performed by Los Ángeles Azules
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Laugh until your sides sore
1 September 2004 | by zetabosioSee all my reviews

'Matando Cabos' is a mixture of the retro, Tarantino and absurd movies. It's a must to all of us that adored the b-movies of the 70s.

The story is not pretentiously developed in a way to be unpredictable, it's more like going out in this trip that you simply don't know what's going to happen next because you simply just don't know, just like in 'Go!'. In this fashion, 'Matando Cabos' results in an entertaining and hilarious urban adventure.

For all of those who are just sick of all those Latin American movies that just try to "portray" the reality of society with stories around prostitution, corruption, crime and injustice, you ought to see this movie. It's a good way to see that in Latin America they also "just want to have fun".


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