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Pedro (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 April 2009 (USA)
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In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive gay man to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, ... See full summary »

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Nick Oceano

Writers:

Dustin Lance Black (screenplay), Paris Barclay (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Loynaz ... Pedro Zamora
Justina Machado ... Mily
Hale Appleman ... Judd
DaJuan Johnson ... Sean Sasser
Jenn Liu ... Pam
Roy Sanchez Roy Sanchez ... Alex
Karolin Luna ... Rachel
Matt Barr ... Puck
Anibal O. Lleras ... Hector Zamora
Teresa Hernández Teresa Hernández ... Mrs. Zamora
Alexis Garcia Alexis Garcia ... George
Amy Lewis Amy Lewis ... Corey
Rafael Mondino ... Mohammed
Jorge Blanco Muñoz ... Jesus (as Jorge Blanco Cruz)
Leonardo Castro Leonardo Castro ... Hector Jr. (as Leonardo Striche)
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In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive gay man to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, good-looking Latino. His presence on the show also meant that audiences in the United States and abroad had to engage with the topic of AIDS. A screen adaptation of Pedro Zamora's life: his childhood in Havana as the youngest of eight children, his immigration to the United States, his hard work as an AIDS activist, his appearance on 'The Real World' as well as the short time that was left to him subsequently. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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The True Story of Pedro Zamora. See more »

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Puerto Rico See more »

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BMP Films See more »
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Color
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Filmed in 18 days in Puerto Rico and a few days in San Francisco. See more »

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At one point, a doctor asks Pedro what age he is, to which he replies "23". The doctor says this is correct, but in reality, Pedro died when he was 22 years old. See more »

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Features Real World (1992) See more »

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9 June 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I didn't know who Pedro is/was, before I watched this movie. And another user stated correctly, that this movie does have a sort of "Movie of the Week" feeling to it. Still (and maybe because), I hadn't heard of this story I thought the portrayal of Pedro was intense and well played by it's main actor. More subtle than on the nose.

Since I have no idea how much creative freedom the makers took, while making the movie. The drama is good for this sort of movie, but I understand, if people might feel cheated and might have expected much more from this movie. A nice little movie then, but not a must see.


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