Carlos Galindo is a decent man, a Mexican single parent working as a gardener in California to raise Luis, his fourteen-year-old son, whom Carlos is frightened will drift into local gang culture. Carlos buys a truck for his work with money loaned by his sister but a shifty new employee steals it from him and, though Carlos and Luis track the thief down, he has sold the truck. Father and son bond as they reclaim the vehicle from the pound but Carlos attracts police attention, making his future in America uncertain when it is discovered that he is an illegal immigrant.
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Every father wants more for his son
28 July 2011 (Thailand)
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Opening Weekend USA: $62,087,
26 June 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $1,759,252
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,863,419
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Director Chris Weitz
liked to do all the dangerous scenes in the script before he asked his cast to perform them. A stunt double taught Weitz and Demián Bichir
how to climb a palm tree, and although Weitz was first to successfully climb one, Bichir did go on to film all the scenes himself, without a stunt double. Weitz told the audience at a SAG Screening: "That is why in my films there are not many scenes that require stunt doubles". See more
At 21:10, the size and shape of the bread that Santiago is giving to Carlos Galindo is different from different angles. See more
This country is a land of dreams. It can be a hard place, a cruel place. But it's where I work, and I dream of a better place for my son.
References America's Got Talent
Y Tu Tan Lejos
Written by Victor Ochoa
Performed by El Mayo De La Sierra
Courtesy of La Disco Music / Twiins Enterprises See more