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Gun Hill Road (2011)

R | | Drama | January 2011 (USA)
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An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

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Rashaad Ernesto Green, Zora Howard (poetry)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esai Morales ... Enrique Rodriguez
Robert Salzman Robert Salzman ... Sugar
Ty Jones ... Prison Guard
Harmony Santana ... Michael / Vanessa Rodriguez
Robin de Jesus ... Fernando
Judy Reyes ... Angela Rodriguez
Vanessa Aspillaga ... Karina
Miriam Colon ... Gloria
Shirley Rumierk ... Jeanette
Felix Solis ... Pete
Flaco Navaja ... Danny
Franky G ... Tico
Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz ... MC (as Caridad De La Luz)
Dennis Leonard Johnson Dennis Leonard Johnson ... Antoine (as Dennis Johnson)
Ceez Liive Ceez Liive ... Jai
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Storyline

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't escape who you are

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ган Хилл See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,959, 26 August 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$148,994, 23 October 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Karina: I told you not to curse in front of the fucking kids, you fucking fuck.
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Soundtracks

Plomo Plomo
Performed by El Negro 5 Estrellas
Written by Luis Alberto Gonzalez Garcia (BMI) (as Luis Alberto Gonzalez)
Published by Juanco Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Group
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Breakthrough film explores timeless themes in a fresh context
18 July 2011 | by jdkgroupSee all my reviews

Gun Hill Road is a powerful, courageous and deeply moving film. From start to finish, this magnificently-directed and captivating story feels 100% real and completely original. Gun Hill Road vibrantly depicts large, growing and yet almost completely unexplored contexts within American culture. This film evocatively addresses essential, timely and yet timeless human themes: our identity; our character; our family; our priorities and how we all struggle to balance these.

Obtaining brilliant, genuine performances from the entire cast throughout this well-layered plot, Rashaad Ernesto Green has clearly distinguished himself as an important new director to watch. What most distinctively succeeds in Green's full-length feature debut is the way one can connect emotionally with virtually EVERY character in this film. Esai Morales, Judy Reyes and newcomer Harmony Santana deliver profoundly multi-dimensional portrayals.

The ultimate proof of a sophisticated director resides in their ability to transport you into settings about which you may know little, but somehow enables you to raise challenging questions and emerge with new insights. Gun Hill Road is truly a breakthrough film from an exceptional director.


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