When the thugs who killed his father come looking for him, a young Latino man and his mother flee from their home.

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Franc. Reyes

Writer:

Franc. Reyes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Philip Del Rio Michael Philip Del Rio ... Lugo
Samuel Molina Samuel Molina ... Older Man
Rick Sepulveda Rick Sepulveda ... Joey
Manny Perez ... Wilson DeLeon Sr.
D.C. Benny ... Ceasar
Mercedes Mercado ... Latina Killer #1
Carmen Gloria Pérez ... Latina Killer #2 (as Carmen Perez)
Zulay Henao ... Mora
Jessica Pimentel ... Young Millie
Angelic Zambrana ... Young Jessenia
Julie Carmen ... Nilsa
Ronald Escobar Ronald Escobar ... Javier's Man #1
Gary Perez ... Javier Cordero
Rick Gonzalez ... Wilson Jr.
Dania Ramirez ... Ana
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Storyline

After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters. Wilson DeLeon, Jr. is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything, and he has never been forced to stand his ground. But when ghosts from his mother's past come back to haunt his present, he must defend his family ... and quickly turn into the strong man his father prayed he'd become. Nothing could stop Wilson's mother, Millie, from protecting her two boys. Forced to flee her home after gangsters killed her husband, she made an oath to give her children only the best. But all that changes when an enemy from the past catches up with them. It's finally time to take action - and now, they're done running. Weapons at the ready, Wilson, Jr. and Millie prepare for a final showdown with the ... Written by Universal Pictures

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Always protect the family.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Was screened for distributor Universal Studios less than two weeks after shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Randy is "playing" on his Xbox 360, there are no working control pads connected to it. There are no wired controllers plugged in to it, and if he is using a wireless controller, the controller light on the front of the Xbox should be on. It isn't. See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Illegal Tender' (2008) See more »

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C.R.E.A.M.
Written by The GZA (as Gary Grice), Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Raekwon (as Corey Woods), Ghostface Killah (as Dennis Coles), Inspectah Deck (as Jason Hunter), U-God (as Lamont Hawkins), RZA (as Robert F. Diggs Jr.), Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones), Isaac Hayes (as Isaac Lee Hayes) and David Porter
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
Courtesy of RCA Records Label
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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regards to This movie is an embarrassment and a disgrace to people of Mexican heritage
20 February 2008 | by GypsyKattSee all my reviews

I think you need to see the movie again because it is not about Mexicans (you wish) the movie is about Puerto Ricans, I enjoyed watching the movie it showed how true family power can overcome anything, how a mother is willing to do anything die or kill for her family safety. It's about pride,honor and values. Wilson De Leon, Jr. is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything, and he has never been forced to stand his ground. But when ghosts from his mother's past come back to haunt his present, he must defend his family and quickly turn into the strong man his father prayed he'd become.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Illegal Tender See more »

Filming Locations:

Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,425,915, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$3,106,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,106,835
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Company Credits

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New Deal Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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