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Talento de barrio (2008)

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A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edgar
Maestro ... Jayco
Katiria Soto ... Soribel
César Farrait ... Wichy
Angélica Alcaide ... Natasha
Norma Colón ... Edgar's mother
... Matías
Payi ... González (as Rafael Acevedo)
Welmo E. Romero-Joseph ... Leo (as Welmor)
Rey Pirín ... Javier
Pepe Fuentes ... Don Joaquín
Moncho Conde ... Popó
Gringo ... Angelo
Erik Rodriguez ... Wito
Glory ... Tata


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Action | Crime | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Straight from the Barrio  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,937, 10 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,666,769, 2 November 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,132,382, 8 September 2008
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Worst Action Film i Ever Seen since Ballistic!
1 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I can't even think how Daddy Yankee can do a movie, the movie have the worst performances in the Spanish-language cinema history, Gangs...thats something new?....The movie its a copy of classic gangs films like "Blood in, Blood Out", "8 Mile", "Get Rich or Dye Trying" and "American Me". Daddy Yankee only wants to make a film because he are lowing down, he pass away, i will remember him for doing this awful piece of crap. I simply don't want to see nothing like this again, i prefer to watch Battlefield on Earth and listening Justin Bieber new album for the rest of my life. This movie its nothing and its a shame. Latin-Americans are the bad guys in this films.. All Latinamericans have guns and are Criminals?...this movie need something...and that is a message that the other Gang movies have. Blood In, Blood Out and American Me shows us that Gangs are the way of Evil...oh i forget MI FAMILIA, the Chucho parts pff, that film really make us understand the danger of bad companies. This movie its nothing for me.

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