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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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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

La Vida Robot See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$808,022, 23 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,610,933, 1 March 2015
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Jacob Sullivan wrote an early draft on spec. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, after Christian gets punched in the stomach he is asked if he is okay by Luis. As Luis walks away you hear him say "careful" but his mouth is closed. See more »

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Awards MC: Okay folks, everybody take your seats please.
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Dedication: In loving memory of Janet Jacobs 1947 - 2015 See more »

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Hits all the right notes a heart warming inspiring story should hit.
18 January 2015 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

I love movies about science.

This was a very cool underdog story, similar to underdog stories found in sports movies, but this time, the sport is a science competition in which four Hispanic high schoolers dare to dream big by entering a robotics competition on a college level, and they end up surprising themselves most of all.

Based on a true story, when it comes to the competition itself the filmmakers got to keep it real. Their win was not perfect, but for me that's what made this the perfect underdogs become Victorious movie.

And for being his first semi-dramatic role, Gorge Lopez was the funniest I've ever seen in a picture. His name came first as the biggest star (despite having Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei as his costars), but he was the supporting actor, cheering on these four boys as they achieve greatness beyond what their environment thought they could.

It's good to see and uplifting film, even better when it's about reality


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