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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Polanco ... Ale
Isamar Gonzales ... Isamar
Rob Sowulski ... Rob
Carlos Zapata ... Carlos
... Ahmad
Anthony Felton ... Carlos's Uncle
Evelisse 'Lilah' Ortiz ... Lilah
Michael 'Gringo' Nieto ... Construction Foreman
Carlos Ayala ... Carlos the Pigeon Worker
... Laura
... The 'John'
Bedford T. Bentley ... Broken Mirror Customer (as Nick Bentley)
Edwin Rojas ... Rob's Worker
Roy Francisco Green ... Rob's Worker
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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На запчасти  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,475, 2 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$123,731, 13 July 2008
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Busco Una Mami
Performed by Aponte & Propheta
Written by J. Aponte, L. D'Lssly, E. Restituyo Jr.
Courtesy of eMusic
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Silent, slow pace but stunning
18 July 2008 | by See 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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