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Greencard Warriors (2013)

Crosstown (original title)
The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.

Director:

Miriam Kruishoop
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Credited cast:
Manny Perez ... Jesus
Angel Amaral Angel Amaral ... Angel
Vivica A. Fox ... Gabrielle
McKinley Freeman ... LB
Richard Cabral ... Sharkey
Noel Gugliemi ... Morales
Paige Hurd ... Jazmine
Christianne Christensen ... Rosie
Will Green ... Dre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maynor Alvarado ... Joker
Mario Ardila Jr. ... Beto
Anthony Woody Calvary Anthony Woody Calvary ... Police 2
Gerardo Celasco ... Rigo (as Adrian Bellani)
Christelle Christensen Christelle Christensen ... Carmen
Damaris Diaz Damaris Diaz ... Chola
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Set against the backdrop of Bush's War on Terror and Barack Obama's rise to presidency, the film follows the story of 14-year-old Angel, an undocumented Latino teen, who struggles to find his place in an increasingly violent world. With the promise of naturalization papers, the US Military presents Angel's family with the opportunity for a brighter future if they send his older brother into the US Army. With his eldest brother gone, Angel is left to the designs of a local street gang, and the family left to deal with the consequences of the choices they have made. Written by Crosstown

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The fight for a better life.

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 January 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Greencard Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Sirenic Films & Media See more »
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This film premiered at Santa Barbara Film festival in 2013 as 'Crosstown' and was subsequently changed to 'Greencard Warriors' for its wider release. See more »

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Mirando Atras
by Freddy Ramos & Luc Suarez
© 2014 Atlantic Screen Music
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A good movie, so real it's depressing.

the trailer that convince me to see the movie told me that Many Perez gives a great performance as a immigrant father only doing what he thinks is right for his entire family, and the trailer was right about that, but the movie really focus on a 14 year old boy whose a part of this family and how he deals with living in the intercity.

The title would lead you to believe that the main focus on the movie is about a father convincing his son to join the army because the army convinced him that if he can convince his oldest son to do it a green card will be issued for the entire family, and even though this is the theme that ignites the movie, the movie quickly focus on 14 year old Angel whose life falls apart when his older brother, who was protecting him from the dangers of the city, does not come back.

The movie was done well but it depressed me. It's like Boyz in the Hood or South Central, but in those movies at least one character gets a silver lining. I do recommend seeing the movie but not if your in a good mood cause it will bring you out of it. It's so real


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