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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

MXN 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

MXN 7,110,479 (Mexico), 16 July 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,719, 28 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$126,132, 4 September 2005
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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

Omar Abizaid: Te juro que el que voló no era tu coche. (Omar Abizaid: I swear that the one that flew wasn't your car.) See more »

Connections

Remade as Quién mató a Bambi? (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

17 Años
Performed by Los Ángeles Azules
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Hilarious
26 October 2004 | by Raiderfanmarc77See all my reviews

I find it amusing that so many would bash this movie based on what they thought of Blockbuster movies that have come before it. In many posts, I've noticed people mention movies like Scarface, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, and Pulp Fiction. People, if every movie was that good, then those movies would not be considered great films. They would be your typical run-of-the-mill movie that anyone can accomplish. The reason they are difficult to achieve is because not just anyone can do it. I thought this movie was funny. Maybe to a lot of people in the poverty ravaged country of Mexico, it's not funny because of the next to life reality of a severed finger and a senseless beating to a sequester victim, but to us in the U.S who have been desensitized by all the smut we see at the movie theaters, this is a great movie. There were some really funny moments in this movie, including the bus chase scene and the romantic love scene at the end involving el cannibal and Cabos' wife. Also, Ana Claudia Talancon was aesthetically pleasing.


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