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Ladrón que roba a ladrón (2007)

Two former thieves reunite to rob the biggest thief they know -- Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who's made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. When none of their affiliates want to go undercover as day laborers to pull off the heist, the two men turn to the real thing for help.

Director:

Joe Menendez

Writer:

JoJo Henrickson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Colunga ... Alejandro Toledo
Miguel Varoni Miguel Varoni ... Emilio Lopez
Saúl Lisazo ... Moctesuma 'Mocte' Valdez
Ivonne Montero Ivonne Montero ... Rafaela
Oscar Torre ... Miguelito
Ruben Garfias ... Rafa
Gabriel Soto ... Anival Cano
Julie Gonzalo ... Gloria
JoJo Henrickson JoJo Henrickson ... Julio Miranda
Sonya Smith ... Veronica Valdez
Richard Azurdia ... Primitivo
Jon Molerio ... Booth Guard
Eduardo Antonio Garcia Eduardo Antonio Garcia ... Sergio, Mocte's Bodyguard
Art Bonilla ... Coyote
Rick Najera ... Building Guard #1
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Storyline

Emilio, a Colombian con man, arrives in LA with two weeks to complete his plan to rob a former colleague, Claudio Silvestrini, who's made a fortune using infomercials to peddle snake oil to Latin immigrants. Emilio's friend Alejandro, who sells pirated DVDs, has assembled a team of amateurs, who, as Alejandro says, will go unnoticed because they're immigrants. The team must gain entry to Silvestrini's well-guarded mansion, steal two keys to access a vault, and then get the money off the property. A father and his tomboy daughter, a nervous Cuban actor, a techie, and a muscle man make up the team, plus Alejandro has been courting Silvestrini's nanny. Will they be enough? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The largely English-speaking crew never received a translated script. They were unclear on story arc and plot points until the subtitled cast & crew screening many months later. See more »

Goofs

In the office scene, the three round discs on the desk change position several times without being touched - all pointed forward, all pointed sideways and two sideways with one forward. See more »

Quotes

Emilio Lopez: [Kneeling in church] I know I'm breaking the fifth... the third... one of your commandments again, but I am doing this for a fair cause...
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Connections

Followed by Ladrones (2015) See more »

User Reviews

 
More "The Sting" than Ocean's 11-13 -- and that's a good thing!
4 September 2007 | by rgk_28See all my reviews

I loved this movie! The focus of this heist movie was on the characters' resourcefulness and cleverness, not on special effects. The clever dialogue, plot twists and the wonderful humor reminded me of the great classic "The Sting." I much preferred this film to the big-budget Ocean 11-13 series, which is too self-important, and I found the characters far more charming and easy to root for. While I am not Latina, I am very familiar with the works of the three stars, Varoni, Colunga and Lisazo, and they were the reason I went to see this film. They did not disappoint me. The entire ensemble is great and very believable, although Oscar Torre and Miguel Varoni steal a few scenes. Fernando Colunga always stands out b/c he's so darn HOT! He's also very good here. On the other hand, my friend's heart palpitated every time S. Lisazo and G. Toro came on screen. Ivonne Montero is very funny in a role very different than many of her telenovela ones. All around, definitely worth seeing!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Movidas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,626,090, 2 September 2007

Gross USA:

$4,011,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,875,089
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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