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Chop Shop (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 27 February 2008 (USA)
Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister.

Director:

Ramin Bahrani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Polanco Alejandro Polanco ... Ale
Isamar Gonzales Isamar Gonzales ... Isamar
Rob Sowulski Rob Sowulski ... Rob
Carlos Zapata Carlos Zapata ... Carlos
Ahmad Razvi ... Ahmad
Anthony Felton Anthony Felton ... Carlos's Uncle
Evelisse 'Lilah' Ortiz Evelisse 'Lilah' Ortiz ... Lilah
Michael 'Gringo' Nieto Michael 'Gringo' Nieto ... Construction Foreman
Carlos Ayala Carlos Ayala ... Carlos the Pigeon Worker
Laura Patalano ... Laura
Nick Jasprizza ... The 'John'
Bedford T. Bentley Bedford T. Bentley ... Broken Mirror Customer (as Nick Bentley)
Edwin Rojas Edwin Rojas ... Rob's Worker
Roy Francisco Green Roy Francisco Green ... Rob's Worker
Billy Klatzis Billy Klatzis ... Rob's Worker
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Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister.

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Drama

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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

Soundtracks

Busco Una Mami
Performed by Aponte & Propheta
Written by J. Aponte, L. D'Lssly, E. Restituyo Jr.
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Silent, slow pace but stunning
18 July 2008 | by kongjrSee all my reviews

A friend brought me this movie and at first I was hesitating, the pace in the movie was so slow that it was admittedly boring at the beginning. But the life scenes were attractive, it's like observing than watching.

It turned out to be simply stunning throughout the film, the way how the director handled the life scenes to reflect the reality was confounding but somehow also overwhelming. It's like understanding the real life of a lively person than watching a movie.

Mr Alejandro Polanco and Miss Isamar Gonzales did their roles so well that it's more like telling us their own stories. Indeed they used their real names in the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,475, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:

$125,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,776
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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