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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)

R | | Crime, Drama | 13 March 2006 (USA)
While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

Director:

Kevin James Dobson

Writer:

Michael Fallon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus Macfadyen ... Patrick Nunzio
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Mariela
Guillermo Díaz ... Felix
Abel Soto Abel Soto ... Street Youth
Minnie Driver ... Karina Danes
Esai Morales ... Father Herrera
Ana Mercedes ... Spokewoman
David Starzyk ... Norman
Marcia del Mar Marcia del Mar ... Mother
Julia Vera ... Arcelia
Araceli Guzman-Rico ... Lisabet
Carlos Carrasco ... Bus Driver
Jacob Vargas ... Detective Lauro
Rob Macie ... Deputy Police Chief
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Isidro
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While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was Bordertown (2007). See more »

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More than awful
20 October 2006 | by IwriteitureaditSee all my reviews

This movie is a tragedy, because it (Kevin Dobson) had an opportunity to tell a very important story about the horrible murders in Juarez but instead he turned it into a stupid shoot em up farce that has nothing to do with the subject matter. The cast is just stumbling along with this painful script, I know the director is in control and everyone has to work, but my God, did they read this garbage first??? And, poor Angus Macfadyen is so terribly miscast. Why the hell would you cast a Scotsman in the part of a Mexican when all the other Hispanic parts are being played by Hispanics? His inability to pull off a believable accent (Not to mention that bad tan job they did on him) made him look foolish. He's a better actor than this film shows.

Go watch something else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Virgem De Juarez See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Las Mujeres LLC See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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