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Ruta Madre (2019)

After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.


Agustin Castaneda
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Lia Marie Johnson ... Daisy
Paulina Gaitan ... Colette
Héctor Jiménez ... Officer Benitez
David Castro ... Daniel
Paul Rodriguez ... Flaco
Ilza Ponko ... Mirna (as Ilza Rosario)
William Miller ... Rodrigo
Carmen Salinas ... Doña Ceci (Grandma)
Sandra Luesse ... Cherrie
Luis Felipe Tovar ... Comandante
Angélica María ... Agata
David Fernandez Jr. ... Carnitas
Vince Rimoldi ... Jag
Mauricio Mendoza ... Alfonso Velasquez
Reinaldo Zavarce ... Jose Ibarra


Ruta Madre is an electrifying and hilarious rite of passage tale where American culture and Rock and Roll meet the music, traditions and beauty of Mexico. Based on a true story, Ruta Madre chronicles the magical odyssey of Daniel, a talented young Mexican-American singer and his cynical uncle Rodrigo. When his first love Daisy breaks his heart, Daniel, in emotional agony, reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego California and embarks on an epic road trip with his uncle, who is also on the run from a past that haunts him. This comical, dramatic and spiritual journey begins at the US/Mexico border, and winds its way through Tijuana, Ensenada, down the majestic Baja peninsula, through the sleepy French mining town of Santa Rosalia, and finally arriving at a family ranch in Ciudad Constitution. A friendly witch, unlikely angels, enticing demons, righteous Federales, a prostitute full of hope, a peculiar drug dealer and even the most beautiful woman in the world, are just some of the ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama


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Won Best Picture 2016 International New York Film Festival. See more »


Performed by Quino McWhinney
Composed by Quino McWhinney
Produced by Alpha Centauri Pictures and Signature Sound
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Awesome movie
27 July 2019 | by dantecitobebecitoSee all my reviews

I laughed to hard, but then it changed and made me cry at the end. I think it was well executed, well directed, beautiful photography and the actors did a great job. The music is awesome. I want the soundtrack.

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Release Date:

8 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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San Diego, California, USA See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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