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America 101 (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 27 February 2005 (USA)
Two Mexican brothers get smuggled over the border to try and find their "America Dream".

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Mark A. Russell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miguel Castro ... Angel
Richard Azurdia ... Carlos
Christine Carlo ... Maria
Gerald Brodin ... Cowboy Jack
Jordi Caballero ... El Coyote
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kris Bies Kris Bies ... Larissa
Jonathan Cherry ... Not-so-homeless student
Rafael Feldman ... Ricardo (as Raphael Feldman)
Yan Feldman ... Romeo
Matthew Henerson ... Hotel Manager
Rob Hyland ... Border Patrolman
Harimander Singh Khalsa Harimander Singh Khalsa ... Rambunctious American / Laborer (as Michael Cashore)
Allen Maldonado ... Train Station Agent
Rafaela Martinez Rafaela Martinez ... Espinosa Mother
Trinidad 'Zeus' Nizelli Trinidad 'Zeus' Nizelli ... Low Rider
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Storyline

Two brothers leave their home in Mexico in search of the 'American Dream', only to realize it was in front of them all the time. Angel is tired of living in his small Mexican town and has no interest in following in his father's footsteps. Instead he resolves to run away, across to cross the border and find his American dream. His older brother, Carlos, has plans of his own and they don't involve leaving home. When Angel tells his older brother of his grand scheme Carlos knows he won't be able to stop him, so he decides to tag along in order to watch over his headstrong little brother. Double-crossed by a smuggler, they find themselves alone in the desert. What follows is a strange and hilarious adventure filled with crazy characters and eye-opening truths until they finally realize the dream they were chasing was back home where they started. Written by from Offical Website

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And they thought getting here was tough...

Genres:

Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Fobia Films See more »
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Color
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Very entertaining. Captivating and educational
5 January 2006 | by rmarsettSee all my reviews

America 101 is a film that entertains with smart comedy. I applaud the writers and director for successfully accomplishing the daunting task of providing educational material about the all to serious problem with border crossing in the southwest United States. They use comedy as the vehicle to keep the attention of the viewers during the entire film. The severity of the problem is not lost, but rather presented in the comedy of the film. The writing was great,and the cinematography was absolutely astounding. The film has a great flow and leaves the viewer with a good feeling at the end. Highly entertaining film, and I would recommend this film to people of all ages and backgrounds.


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