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

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Trivia

The title is a play on words: "Matando Cabos" means "Killing Cabos" Cabos is the last name of one of the characters. But if the "M" is removed it becomes "atando Cabos" that means "Tying lose ends". 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 Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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17 Años
Performed by Los Ángeles Azules
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Que Padre
9 September 2005 | by travelintomSee all my reviews

I just saw Matando Cabos. I have sent emails alerting my friends to see it before it leaves movie houses here in Phoenix. Familiarity with Mexico and its modern culture are a bonus but not requisite to liking this movie. Previous IMDb comments unfairly compare it to Pulp Fiction. There are very few films that could be so measured. The small audience here laughed out loud throughout. I laughed to the point of tears. This is not a "classic" and gets no 10 rating from me, as would Pulp Fiction. This is, however, the funniest film I have seen all year. It made me wish my Spanish were better, I'd bet this is even funnier than the subtitles present.


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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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