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Veneno (2018)

TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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The origin and rise of the most famous Dominican wrestler of all time, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manny Perez ... Jack Veneno
Pepe Sierra Pepe Sierra ... Relámpago Hernández
Richard Douglas Richard Douglas ... Vampiro Cao
Yamile Scheker Yamile Scheker ... Doña Tatica (as Yamile Sheker)
Xiomara Rodríguez Xiomara Rodríguez ... Doña Sion
Ovandy Camilo Ovandy Camilo ... Silvio Paulino
Jaime Pina ... El Tuerto
Mario Nunez Mario Nunez ... El Puma
Riccardo Bardellino Riccardo Bardellino ... Luca Diana
Janio Bencosme Janio Bencosme ... Rafa niño
Aníbal Martínez Aníbal Martínez ... Josema niño
Soraya Pina ... Señora casa
Bolivar Rondón Bolivar Rondón ... Don Guzmán
Luvil Gonzalez Luvil Gonzalez ... Marina
William Simón William Simón ... Teniente


The origin and rise of the most famous Dominican wrestler of all time, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández.

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Action | Drama | Sport






Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Veneno, 1ra. Caída: El Relámpago de Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


Box Office


DOP115,126,396 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In order to portray Relámpago Hernández, Pepe Sierra had to endure daily 40-minute makeup sessions to match the skin tone of the original wrestler. See more »


In the extra scene before the closing credits, Relámpago Hernández talks about "tomorrow Sunday". Although the TV show was broadcast on Saturdays, it was actually taped on Thursdays. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on screen-printed wrestling posters. See more »


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An amazing achievement for Dominican Cinema
30 March 2019 | by AlexmontasmusicSee all my reviews

Any Dominican kid born in the 70's or 80s knows of Jack Veneno.

The fact that this movie finally presents something of a back story but also presents the rise of Relampago Hernandez already makes it great. But the production value, the details regarding the political situation that took place in Dominican Republic during the 70s (student riots) and the striking resemblance of the main actors takes this movie above and beyond.

This movie is supposed to be the first of three. Here's hoping we get to see more of Jack Veneno.

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