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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)

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

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Salvatore Stabile
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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Hope is the Greatest Gift of All

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Wish See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,918, 14 December 2008

Gross USA:

$3,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,911
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Vulcan Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent Film
5 May 2009 | by BobWassonSee all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised when I rented this direct to video release. I didn't have a high expectation because most direct to DVD movies aren't great. Actually even the theatrically released films are usually a disappointment. John Leguizamo's performance was excellent as well as the rest of the cast. The little boy was great. It was very well written and directed. Everyone who worked on this should be very proud. The ending left me a little disappointed. It would have been nice to get a warm and fuzzy ending but still a great movie worth watching. It's nice to see a quality film that tells a story, has a message and actually develops characters that you care about. John did a great job making us believe in his character and forgetting we were watching an actor.


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