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Once Upon a Time in the Hood (2004)

| Action | July 2004 (USA)
In the gang infested neighborhoods nearby Chicago's Little Village, Raul follows in the footsteps of his older brother Freddy.  Raul's destiny as a member of the Latin Crowns street gang ... See full summary »

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Juan Frausto
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Credited cast:
Eric Aviles Eric Aviles ... Chava
Aimee Bravo Aimee Bravo ... Brenda
Carmen Cenko Carmen Cenko ... Magda
Ivan Chaparro Ivan Chaparro ... Sancho
Michael Cortez ... Lucky
Noah Cortez Noah Cortez ... Esteban
Donato Cruz Donato Cruz ... Toothpick
Leroy De la Cruz Leroy De la Cruz ... Negro
Christina De Leon ... Cara
Rosa Isela Frausto ... Cashier
Wendy George ... Maria
Judy Carmen Gonzalez ... Lady Who Was Shot Outside
Chimmie Hernandez Chimmie Hernandez ... Trina (as Chimme Hernandez)
Randy Loiseau Randy Loiseau ... Tyrone
Joel Maisonet Joel Maisonet ... Pony
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In the gang infested neighborhoods nearby Chicago's Little Village, Raul follows in the footsteps of his older brother Freddy.  Raul's destiny as a member of the Latin Crowns street gang seems predetermined, but when he falls in love with an innocent young woman and his brother is shot under questionable circumstances, Raul decides to leave the gang.     This quest to go straight becomes more and more difficult as he finds himself entangled with the newest member of the gang, and as the violence of their day to day life on the street intensifies.     When the gang begins to fall apart around him, Raul's loyalty is questioned on every front and he becomes caught in the middle of a spiraling series of events that jeopardize every aspect of his life. Written by David Miller

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You live by the streets. You die by the streets.

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Deaf & Blind 1 - Everyone Else 0
20 May 2007 | by WhizzupsSee all my reviews

This movie made Teenage Space Vampires look like Citizen Kane. To those that have actually seen Teenage Space Vampires, it was really that bad. The producer's strategy of hiring line cooks from the Taco Bell on Crenshaw & Slauson to star in the movie obviously backfired. I watched this movie for a good laugh, knowing it was going to be terrible. Unfortunately, it was bad beyond laughter, leaving me praying for a power outage. You're better of alphabetizing your spice rack than sitting through this train wreck of a film. For those who reviewed this movie positively, I must have seen a different version than you. This movie did not contain one interesting or sequential plot line. It now claims the title of the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. Congratulations!


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Official Sites:

Mindlight Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Gangland See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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