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All She Can (2011)

Benavides Born (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | January 2011 (USA)
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Luz Garcia, a high school student in a forgotten Texas town, wants something different than the options awaiting her after graduation. She's earned a ticket out with admission to the ... See full summary »


Amy Wendel
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Corina Calderon ... Luz
Jeremy Ray Valdez ... Raynaldo
Joseph Julian Soria ... Luis
Julia Vera ... Abuela
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Coach Chapa (as Julio Cedillo)
Julian Works ... Carlos
Leticia Magaña ... Rosana
Amanda Rivas ... Yasmin
Erika Cervantes Erika Cervantes ... Nicole
Jesse Medeles Jesse Medeles ... JM
Gustavo Gomez ... Manuel
Manuel Garcia ... Sergeant Lopez
Hector Machado ... Principal Martinez
Gloria Gutierrez Gloria Gutierrez ... Gloria Reyes
Rudy Treviño Rudy Treviño ... Head Meet Official


Luz Garcia, a high school student in a forgotten Texas town, wants something different than the options awaiting her after graduation. She's earned a ticket out with admission to the University of Texas at Austin, but she can't afford to go. Her one shot is a scholarship for winning the State Powerlifting Championship. It's all or nothing for Luz...until nothing stares her in the face. Written by Daniel Meisel

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Release Date:

January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All She Can See more »

Filming Locations:

Alice, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kapok Pictures LLC,SDB See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The man playing the University of Texas Admissions officer is the actual Deputy Director of UT's Admissions Office responsible for freshman admissions. The writers based the dialog in that scene on conversations with him and others in the UT admissions office. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the film that premiered as "Benavides Born" at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival contained a sex scene between Luz and Raynaldo right before the barn fire scene. See more »

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A coming-of-age story set in our little-known "back yard": definitely go see it.
20 March 2011 | by nannagardenerSee all my reviews

The Hispanic population of the U.S. is our fastest-growing segment, yet we know so little about the Hispanic-Americans, who have lived in the southwest for generations. Here is a big little movie that tells that story, and much more. It is a coming-of-age story of a young S. Texas woman who is recognizable to all of us (men and women, Hispanic and Caucasian) who were young once and kept making mistakes. A realistic ending does not diminish the triumph, not only for Luz, but for her family, a poor family that sticks together though thick and thin. And there is plenty of thin in their lives and community. I loved all the characters, especially the grandmother...maybe because I am one. I loved the see-saw between small comic moments and big awful scenes. I saw this movie in a packed theater on the last day of the Sundance Film Festival. I would recommend the film to anyone who is dying for a good story, well-told and well-acted, about a part of our country that is our "back yard", yet so little known.

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