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Spare Parts (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 5 June 2015 (Mexico)
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Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT.

Director:

Sean McNamara

Writers:

Joshua Davis (based on the Wired Magazine article "La Vida Robot" by), Elissa Matsueda (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Lopez ... Fredi Cameron
Marisa Tomei ... Gwen Kolinsky
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Ms. Karen Lowry
Carlos PenaVega ... Oscar Vazquez
José Julián ... Lorenzo Santillan (as Jose Julian)
David Del Rio ... Cristian Arcega
Oscar Javier Gutierrez II Oscar Javier Gutierrez II ... Luis Aranda (as Oscar Gutierrez)
Alessandra Rosaldo ... Mrs. Vazquez
J.R. Villarreal ... Hector
Aubrey K. Miller ... Maddy Kolinsky (as Aubrey Miller)
Kevin Wiggins ... Barrows
Alexa PenaVega ... Karla
J.P. Murrieta J.P. Murrieta ... Male Announcer (as J.R. Murrieta)
Nicole Brady Nicole Brady ... Female Announcer
Edward McGinty Edward McGinty ... Williams (Judge) (as Ed McGinty)
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Storyline

Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club under the leadership of their school's newest teacher, Fredi. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime. Written by Pantelion Films

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It takes a team to build a dream

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The MIT robot pictured in the movie is actually Carl Hayden's latest robot, the "Sovereign Falcon". This robot is an unmanned AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle). As of this movie's release, Carl Hayden's Falcon Robotics team is competing in the AUVSI / ONR RoboSub competition, a college-dominated competition in which robots must complete tasks without any human control. See more »

Goofs

The team goes shopping at a John Brooks market. There are no John Brooks markets in Santa Barbara California. See more »

Quotes

Awards MC: Okay folks, everybody take your seats please.
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Crazy Credits

Dedication: In loving memory of Janet Jacobs 1947 - 2015 See more »

Connections

References Eat Pray Love (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang Data
Written by Juan Manuel Caipo, Jorge Guerrero, David Ivan Lopez
Performed by Bang Data
Published by Rockolito Music (ASCAP), Oywalk Publishing (ASCAP), La Fumo (BMI), Position Music Publishing (ASCAP), Mixed Metaphor Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Position Music
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17 January 2015 | by janetruth62See all my reviews

Okay, I admit it. I'm a robotics nerd. I managed a high school robotics team for three years and watched on the side-lines while my son participated on another team for four years. So, of course I went to see the new movie "Spare Parts" about the Carl Hayden High School Robotics Team that participated in a college-level underwater robotics competition and beat M.I.T. I've met Coach Freddie, and I've attended robotics competitions and meetings at Carl Hayden High School. There was no way I was going to miss this movie.

Having said all that, here are the reasons ALL OF YOU should see this movie. If you live in Arizona, you should see this inspirational movie about something that happened in your own state. (Yes, sometimes good things do happen in Arizona.) If you are an educator, a parent, or anyone who works with kids, you should see this movie to remember what can happen when we inspire kids and give them a chance to show us what they can do. If you're a nerd or a techie - just go see it! It's a show with a lot of heart, the right amount of humor, and some good acting and writing, too.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,335,768, 18 January 2015

Gross USA:

$3,618,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,701,281
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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