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Cronicas (2004)

Crónicas (original title)
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A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

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Sebastián Cordero
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Manolo Bonilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damián Alcázar ... Vinicio Cepeda
Peki Andino Peki Andino ... Sargento Saltos (as Peky Andino)
Amira Bustamante Amira Bustamante ... Señorita Autógrafo
Carlos Cedeño Carlos Cedeño ... Hombre Enfurecido 2
Andrés Crespo Andrés Crespo ... Preso Medio Gramo
Elena Del Rocío Murillo Elena Del Rocío Murillo ... Partera
Susana Díaz Nieto Susana Díaz Nieto ... Secretaria Sociedad Biblica
Jaime Estrada Jaime Estrada ... Señor Limpieza
Washington Garzón Washington Garzón ... Joseph Juan
Ricardo Paul Gonzalez Ricardo Paul Gonzalez ... Policía Mina
Patricia Higuera Patricia Higuera ... Reportera
Hugo Idrovo Hugo Idrovo ... Lic. Orestes Zambrano
Víctor Feratio Jiménez Víctor Feratio Jiménez ... Roger
Adrián Layana Adrián Layana ... Joven Violento
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Storyline

When the star of a sensationalistic Miami news show travels to the Ecuadorian coastal village of Babahoyo to cover the story of a serial killer who hunts children, his personal ambition gets out of hand, and his pursuit of a moment of glory carries tragic consequences. Written by Juan Tovar & Mandy Goldberg

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Taglines:

If It's On TV, It Must Be The Truth. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, a scene of sexuality, and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | Ecuador

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cronicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Babahoyo, Ecuador See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$143,271 (Mexico), 21 April 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,263, 10 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$299,261, 30 October 2005
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Ecuador for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. See more »

Soundtracks

NUESTRO JURAMENTO
Written by Benito de Jesús Negrón
Performed by Café Tacvba
Courtesy of Geffen Records, a Division of UMG Records, Inc.
License of EMMI
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Disturbing, but very good
8 April 2005 | by bastetg4See all my reviews

It's hard to rate a movie that you find intensely disturbing and a bit nauseating. I saw this at the Philadelphia Film Festival, and the friend who saw it with me was equally disturbed - we both wanted to give it a rating of F***ed Up. Then again, if you spend the next two hours talking about how much a movie bothered you, that means it was well acted and directed, right?

The reporter (Leguizamo) crosses the boundaries of morality and goes too far in pursuit of his story, and the movie ends on a very unsatisfactory note. Still, the bad guy is very good at being a psychopath, and the reporter and his crew are very good at being morally bankrupt. See Cronicas, but brace yourself for unpleasant subject matter.


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