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Under the Same Moon ()

La misma luna (original title)
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A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.

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Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos' (as Adrián Alonso)
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Rosario
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Enrique
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Alicia
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Doña Carmen 'La Coyota'
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Benita Reyes
Gabriel Porras ...
Paco
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Martha
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David
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Reyna
Ignacio Guadalupe ...
Leonardo Sánchez Nava
Pailo Heitz ...
Billy
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Padrino
Ernesto D'Alessio ...
Oscar Ponce
Isaac Bravo ...
Chito
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Manuel
Catalina López ...
Josefina
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Agente Patrulla Fronteriza
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Sra. Mckenzie
Darwyn Roanhorse ...
Dueño Motel
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Sra. Snyder
Jorge Rojas ...
Sr. Snyder
Guillermo Ríos ...
Guero
Gerardo Martínez ...
Immigrante
David Norris ...
Tommy
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Policía L.A. #1
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Policía L.A. #2 (as Steve Neil)
Sergio Barragan ...
Joven Tatuado (as Sergio Barragán)
Samuel Loo ...
Hombre Filipino
Mauricio Carmona ...
Indocumentado
Lourdes Vicente ...
Esposa Dueño Motel
Carl Dillard ...
Agente del Border Patrol #2
Barbara May ...
Boletera Autobús
Hiromi Kamata ...
Mesera Supermercado
Eve Muller ...
Sra. L.A. #1
Patricia Floresena ...
Sra. L.A. #2
Norma Pablo ...
Mamá Chito
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Taxista Ruso
Irineo Alvarez ...
Señor Doblado (as Irineo Álvarez)
Renán Almendariz Coello ...
Himself
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El Paso Bus Station Announcer (voice)
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Themselves (uncredited)
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Border Patrol Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Shifty LA Latino (uncredited)

Directed by

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Patricia Riggen

Written by

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Ligiah Villalobos ... (written by)

Produced by

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Gina Amador ... post-production producer
Emilia Arau ... consulting producer
Gerardo Barrera ... producer
Ram Bergman ... executive producer
Norman Dreyfuss ... executive producer
Santiago Garcia Galvan ... co-producer
Lorenzo O'Brien ... line producer: Los Angeles
Patricia Riggen ... producer
Hani Selim ... executive producer
Checco Varese ... co-producer
Ligiah Villalobos ... executive producer

Music by

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Carlo Siliotto

Cinematography by

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Checco Varese

Film Editing by

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Aleshka Ferrero

Editorial Department

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Dylan Bond ... assistant editor
Skip Kimball ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Rosalinda Morales
Manuel Teil

Production Design by

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Gloria Carrasco
Carmen Giménez Cacho

Makeup Department

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Lourdes Delgado ... hair department head

Production Management

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Yvette Gurza ... production supervisor
Philip Harrelson ... post-production supervisor
Tlacateotl Mata ... post-production supervisor
Angeles Morales ... unit manager
Ricardo Morales ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claudia Antonucci ... local second assistant director
Yvette Gurza ... first assistant director
Patrick Heyerdahl ... assistant director
Cory Johnson ... local first assistant director

Art Department

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Juan Carlos Manjarrez ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Kyle Billingsley ... foley mixer
Marcello De Francisci ... midi programming
Joe Milner ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Derek Mok ... pre-mixer
Nick Neutra ... foley supervisor
Santiago Núñez ... sound mixer
Leonel Pedraza ... sound mixer
Doug Reed ... foley artist
James Wright ... Dolby Supervisor
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Manny Dubon ... digital effects artist
Christopher Wild Rogers ... digital intermediate post-production supervisor

Stunts

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Santiago Garcia Galvan ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Brady ... electrician
German Carnero ... still photographer
Silvio Castillero ... first assistant camera: second unit
Wilma Gómez Luengo ... camera operator: "b" camera
Victor Macias ... Steadicam operator
Conor Murphy ... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Manny Tapia ... gaffer: los angeles

Casting Department

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Jessica Valencia ... casting assistant

Location Management

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Steve Benezra ... location manager

Music Department

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Gustavo Borner ... music score mix engineer
Drew DeAscentis ... music editor
Lynn Fainchtein ... music supervisor
Santiago Garcia Galvan ... music producer
Karen Guthery ... score arranger
Daniel Hamuy ... midi score programmer / music score mixing / music score producer
Carlo Siliotto ... music score mixing
Erich Talaba ... music score mix engineer

Other crew

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Noor Ahmed ... production legal
Maxwell Barrett ... production assistant
Ritchie Steven Filippi ... assistant production office coordinator
Javier Gonzalez-Rubio ... associate producer
Erin Heidenreich ... sales agent
Norberto Nava ... security advisor
Alex Panagakis ... publicist
Lourdes Perez Nido ... production accountant
Sofía Riggen ... making-of
Kellie Ryan ... script supervisor
Scott Schulman ... set production assistant
Amy Smolev ... production accountant: USA
Michael D. Witman ... key production assistant: Los Angeles unit / production assistant

Thanks

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Keith Gore ... special thanks
Arthur Gorson ... special thanks
Ben Odell ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA) tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again. Written by Fox Searchlight

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Taglines A boy living in Mexico crosses the Mexican/US Border to reunite with his mother. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bajo la misma luna (Mexico)
  • Under the Same Moon (United States)
  • Under the Same Moon (World-wide, English title)
  • La misma Luna - Wenn der Mond scheint, denke an mich (Germany)
  • Ugyanaz a hold (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Except for the Los Angeles exteriors, the film was shot in Mexico. See more »
Goofs While looking through a box of Carlos' belongings he kept in her office, Doña Carmen finds a small photo album with the note "trabajos Mamá / Señora Maqjuensi / 323 2175021 / Señora Esnaide / 323 3961825" (at 1:29:56; in English the first line is "Mom works" or "Mom's jobs"). Doña Carmen presumably calls one or both of these numbers but is shown speaking on the phone to Señora Snyder (at 1:30:12) who wasn't listed on the note. (The spellings of womens' names shown in the note are undoubtedly phonetic-isms for "MacKenzie" and "Snyder", meaning that "Señora Snyder" actually IS listed on the note.) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Drillbit Taylor/The Hammer/Sleepwalking/The Grand/Under the Same Moon (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Si me ven llorando See more »
Quotes Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': My mom said that...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': when I missed her...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': I should look at the moon...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': 'cause she'd be looking at it too...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': so I could feel close to her...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': and not be so sad.
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