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From Mexico with Love (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 9 October 2009 (USA)
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A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.


Jimmy Nickerson


Glen Hartford, Scott Salter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuno Becker ... Hector
Steven Bauer ... Tito
Stephen Lang ... Big Al Stevens
Alex Nesic ... Robert Stevens
Danay Garcia ... Maria
Angélica Aragón ... Rosa
Bruce McGill ... Billy
Steve Bilich ... Patrolman Pete
Carl Ciarfalio ... Jake
Henry Kingi ... Georgie (as Henry Kingi Sr.)
Horacio Ramos Horacio Ramos ... Migrant Man
Araceli Vasquez Araceli Vasquez ... Migrant Woman
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Chucho
Armando Guerrero Armando Guerrero ... Hector's First Opponent (as Armando Guererro)
Richard Ambrize Richard Ambrize ... Old Carlos


Hector, a young Mexican national and border-crossing migrant farm laborer, has boxing abilities just like his late father had. He could perhaps be good if he learned to think along with his pummeling, then he could do better for his ailing mother than pull in a few side dollars from small-time, illegal gambling fights. Getting on the bad side of racist Texas farmer Big Al and his cocky, pugilist son Robert, puts Hector in touch with an alcoholic trainer named Billy who, nevertheless, can teach him to be better. It all comes down to an arranged, high-stakes match between Hector and the 20-pounds more muscular Robert in which Hector's only hope is to demonstrate he can keep his head in the game. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Some dreams are worth fighting for


Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sports violence, language, brief sensuality and drug references






Release Date:

9 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luta Pela Honra See more »

Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$332,726, 9 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$548,775, 1 January 2010
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Did You Know?


Hector: I wanna take on Robert and you can get me there, right?
Billy: [laughs] That's powerful ambitious, right there! That's just this side of stupid!
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References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

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Want to See From Mexico With Love in the BIG SCREEN
26 January 2008 | by arthurwmorganSee all my reviews

Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to watch the unreleased version of From Mexico With Love. .. .and yes, I LOVED IT !!! It had a story to tell, emotions to be felt, and most of all, a way of thinking about life and the way we treat others, to walk away with. It's more than a exciting boxing movie, it's more than a love story, it's more than about immigration reform ... IT's all of the above! I can't wait to see this movie on the BIG SCREEN!! It is a GRAMMY hit !!!! I know both Mexico and American audience will love this movie. Anyone who has immigrated from one country to another will understand the meaning behind the story in the movie. And anyone who has a heart, will have a bigger heart, after watching this movie. What more can I say, but it will be part of my movie collection.

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