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Ponchao (2013)

Alex Ramirez is destined to become the greatest baseball player ever - and he'll do anything to get make it. But the road to success proves troublesome and hilariously unpredictable.

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Josh Crook
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manny Perez ... Alex
Karina Larrauri ... Rosalina
Jochy Santos Jochy Santos ... Pablo Alberti
Carlos Sanchez Carlos Sanchez ... Gilberto
Tony Pascual Tony Pascual ... Juancho
Bolívar Valera Bolívar Valera ... Boli (as Bolivar Valera)
Alfonso Rodríguez Alfonso Rodríguez ... Frank Ortiz
Fefita La Grande Fefita La Grande ... Claudia Alberti
José Guillermo Cortines ... Fernando
Robinson Cano Robinson Cano ... Himself
David Ortiz ... Himself
Pedro Martinez Pedro Martinez ... Himself
Alicia Ortega Alicia Ortega ... Alicia Ortega
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Acosta Anthony Acosta ... Alex 10 Anos
Josh Crook ... El Gringo
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Storyline

Alex Ramirez is destined to become the greatest baseball player ever - and he'll do anything to get make it. But the road to success proves troublesome and hilariously unpredictable.

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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 2013 (Dominican Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Struck Out See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Dominican Republic See more »

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Production Co:

Entrepreneur Films See more »
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(original)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The fictional team "Gallos Del Cibao" are based on the Dominican winter league team Aguilas Cibaeñas (Cibao Eagles) and play in their same ballpark. See more »

Goofs

Alex is pitching a perfect game in front of a full attendance, however, when he ends an inning and goes to the changing room through the dugout, the empty left field bleachers can be seen in the background. See more »

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Ponchao...funny, but ...
10 October 2013 | by Rafael RodriguezSee all my reviews

Greetings friends readers, in brief words will tell them why Ponchao is not a good movie, that might well be... The director of the film, Josh Crook does not provide us the best of his talent, which we saw in La Soga in 2009. Here we can just enjoy a good photography and a couple of shots that are worth mentioning. The script is bad, does not have a logical sequence and therefore we did not get to identify with the characters, something so important in the film. We do not understand the story completely by the deficiencies of the script. What has the movie are the performances, was worried about Manny Pérez, never imagined it as a comedy actor, but the truth is that I was surprised as well handled by the subject and how it makes us laugh with their excesses. The rest of the cast is fine, even the television characters that on other films had been deficient, here do well. Ponchao has good jokes that will make you laugh, but if you are looking for is a good film, not will find. If you want to laugh no matter the content, then Ponchao is an option. I'd like to see Manny Pérez a character such as the of the rope where they gave their best in every sense of the word.


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