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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Bichir was nominated for Best Actor for the 2012 Oscars. See more
When Carlos is chasing his stolen truck, he has his climbing belt in his hand. When he gives up and walks away, his hands are empty. See more
You are the most important thing in this world to me, mijo.
Arranged by Marcos Hernández and Artemio Posadas
Performed by Los Camperos del Valles
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings See more