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Spoken Word (2009)

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A San Francisco spoken word artist returns to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his "voice" as he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.

Director:

Victor Nunez

Writers:

William T. Conway (screenplay), Joe Ray Sandoval (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kuno Becker ... Cruz
Miguel Sandoval ... Emilio
Rubén Blades ... Cruz-Sr.
Persia White ... Shea
Tony Elias ... Ramon (as Antonio Elias)
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Gabrielle (as Monique Curnen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beth Bailey ... Reporter
Richard Barela Richard Barela ... Poetry Attendee
Sarah Belger Sarah Belger ... Birthday girl
Danielle Brown Danielle Brown ... Theatre goer
Jernard Burks ... Renegade
Monique Candelaria ... Cruz Montoya's Mother
Deborah Chavez ... Candace
Maurice Compte ... George
Lucas CorVatta Lucas CorVatta ... Young theater goer
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A San Francisco spoken word artist returns to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his "voice" as he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.

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Some of life's greatest journeys begin at the end

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chimayo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,343, 25 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,728, 19 September 2010
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Color:

Color
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Quotes

[first lines]
Cruz: [reading poetry] I want to get shot and die a noble death. / I want to get shot saving someone's life. / I want to get shot because getting shot hurts. / I want to get shot so that I can rest. / My body can't affort my lifestyle anymore. / I want to get shot because it's quick - and painful. / I've had a good life. Few regrets. / I just want a new scar to remind me of how lucky I am. / I know I'm going go die. But death has to find me. / And until death finds me, it's my life. / ...
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Not a bad film.
6 April 2013 | by naregianSee all my reviews

This movie has no reviews, and I stumbled upon it in my ratings list, and remembered how good it was. I know probably no human soul will read this as this film was released at only a few small film festivals. I caught this movie at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and was pleasantly surprised.

I saw it 4 years ago and I still remember enough about it to write a review. The film dealt with a re-entrance to the world of drugs by an aspiring artist. The film carried a deep message as to what comes along with the addiction of drugs, and how it cannot save you from the heartbreak of losing a loved one. Not only does it not save you from the problems, but it makes them worse.

I remember walking out of the theater, a mere 12 year old (give or take), shaken by the emotional content of this film including it's depiction of drug addiction.


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