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Illegal Tender (2007)

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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 G. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le pacte 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,054,430, 16 September 2007
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Production Co:

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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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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Features Ridge Racer 6 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Darker Side Of Jamaica
Written by Tony Kelly, Ava-Mae Curah
Performed by Tafari featuring Ava-Mae Curah
Courtesy of JDS Records
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Good little thriller that doesn't require much except a desire to go along for the ride
14 October 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

21 years after her husband, a drug dealer looking to get out, is gunned down, a woman finds that her husband's cronies are still looking to kill her and her family. Her son at first doesn't believe her, but when he's forced to defend the family home against attackers plan are made to turn the tables on the attackers.

Good little action thriller from John Singleton. I don't know what else to say but this is an old school style crime thriller that has characters you care about and real tension that comes from the characters and situations. Definitely worth a look at some point.

6.5 out of 10


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