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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,032,967, 31 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,002,313, 14 October 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not being telenovela viewers, the English-speaking crew were unfamiliar with the superstar status of the various actors and were often confused by the mobs of Spanish-speaking housewives encroaching upon the set on a daily basis. 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

Rafaela: [Talking About Wear a dress] You called for do a Car Job, Not for go to the fucking Latin Grammys.
Miguelito: [Walking To Rafaela] Hey, Do you know someone in Latin Grammys?
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Great movie! Highly recommend it!
4 September 2012 | by Gillie78See all my reviews

Ladron que roba a ladron is a great movie, and I recommend it to Spanish-speakers and non-Spanish speakers alike. The captions seem to be excellent (I know some Spanish but am far, far, from fluent). The movie is a great deal of fun, and the actors do a wonderful job. Especially enjoyed Miguel Varoni, Saul Lisazo, and Ivonne Montero. Fernando Colunga was great eye candy. Other reviewers have summarized the plot well. It did remind me of Ocean's Eleven, but on a smaller scale and with perhaps even more humor. I understand that some scenes were cut in order to shorten the running time, and I sort of regret that. You will be glad you made the effort to see this film.


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