A failed boxer (Leguizamo) struggles to find a job and an apartment for his family on Christmas Eve.


Salvatore Stabile
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Credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Frank Diaz
Leonor Varela ... Angela Diaz
David Castro ... Justin Diaz
Samantha M. Rose ... Christina Diaz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Abeles ... Singer
Jeannie Andresakes Jeannie Andresakes ... Holiday Shopper
Rosa Arredondo ... Shelter Assistant
Michael Basile ... Waiter
D.C. Benny ... Security Guard #2
Kimberly Bigsby ... Waitress
Toni D'Antonio ... Nurse
Charles Dumas ... Morris
Chris Edwards Chris Edwards ... Pedestrian
Jerry Ferrara ... Vinny
Jason Fiore-Ortiz Jason Fiore-Ortiz ... Longo Kid


The boxer Frank Diaz loses his fight card on the Christmas Eve. He goes home and tells his wife Angela Diaz. Out of the blue, his family and he are evicted and they have to move to a homeless shelter with their children Justin and Christina. Frank has an application in a real state office that calls him to see an apartment. However Frank needs to have a labor contract to keep the apartment. Frank needs to finds a job on the Christmas Eve to have an apartment for his family. But it is not easy since he is illiterate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Not a family movie.
21 April 2013 | by AbundantDaySee all my reviews

I greatly disliked this movie because it presented a very unhealthy way of parenting and allowed disrespect of children for parents. The language was real profane, especially between a stepfather and a young child. Every imaginable profanity was used. The story also showed a parent figure stealing in front of his stepson and using filthy words in front of him and allowing him to do the same. The stepdad also teased his 9yr old stepson about french kissing girls, which seems far too young to be dealing with a 9yr old child about. The movie turned me off in every way, except for the last scene where the stepdad tells his stepson he loves him. It is definitely not a movie for children. It does reflect reality on the street but most don't live in that way and my concern is that the title and jacket might appeal to families or young children and they will be shocked by its content. I can't imagine where the title came from. It seems very inappropriate. I give it a one because of my above comments and it was one of the worst movies I've seen.

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Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Where God Left His Shoes See more »

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New York City, New York, USA


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$2,918, 14 December 2008

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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