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Thieves and Liars (2006)

Ladrones y mentirosos (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 1 October 2007 (USA)
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"Ladrones & Mentirosos" is the heartrending story of three Puerto Rican families struggling to stay together in a society overcome by corruption and drugs. Using a parallel structure, the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Steven Bauer ... Oscar
Isidro Bobadilla Isidro Bobadilla ... Peña
Elpidia Carrillo ... Isabel
José Heredia José Heredia ... Migue
Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo ... Carmona
Dennis Mario Dennis Mario ... Luijan
Lymari Nadal ... Marisol
Carlos Paniagua Carlos Paniagua ... Luisito
Magda Rivera ... Wanda
Luz María Rondón Luz María Rondón ... Doña Norma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
César Farrait César Farrait ... Cheo
Marta Labatut Marta Labatut ... Doña Emma
Flavia Lugo Flavia Lugo ... Doña Toya
Carlos Marichal Carlos Marichal ... Fiscal Cintrón
Aris Mejias ... Raquel


"Ladrones & Mentirosos" is the heartrending story of three Puerto Rican families struggling to stay together in a society overcome by corruption and drugs. Using a parallel structure, the film focuses on the three generations that comprise each family: teenagers, their parents and their grandparents. Written by Pike Bishop

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity


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Release Date:

1 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fajardo, Puerto Rico See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Puerto Rico's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007). See more »


Referenced in Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual (2014) See more »


Written and Performed by black:guayaba
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31 August 2008 | by nandomanSee all my reviews

"Thieves and Liars" presents us with a very naturalistic depiction of the levels of corruption that affect many Puerto Ricans and force them to make difficult if not impossible choices about their and their loved ones' lives. The cast is excellent, considering that some are non-professional actors; an excellent choice that augments the level of reality in the film. The photography propels the story without intrusion, as it should be in this type of film. The script captures the idiosyncrasies and attitudes of the "Boricuas" in a very deep way. Sometimes it feels like you're watching a documentary! Watching this film you feel as if you've secretly entered the real Puerto Rican society and stand invisibly watching it implode. I loved it!

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