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'R Xmas (2001)

A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Cassandra De Jesus (story), Abel Ferrara (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drea de Matteo ... The Wife
Lillo Brancato ... The Husband (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Lisa Valens Lisa Valens ... Lisa, the Daughter
Ice-T ... The Kidnapper
Victor Argo ... Louie
Denia Brache Denia Brache ... Louie's Wife
Janis Corsair ... Shopper 1
Gloria Irizarry ... Aunt
Naomi Morales Naomi Morales ... The Niece
Andrew Fiscella ... Accomplice No. 1 (as Andy Fiscella)
Thomas Murray Thomas Murray ... Accomplice No. 2
Edwin Martinez Edwin Martinez ... Accomplice No. 3 (as Edwin 'Eddie' Martinez)
Anne Ackerman Anne Ackerman ... Shopper No. 2
John Robert Tramutola John Robert Tramutola ... Child Scrooge (as John R. Tramatola III)
Meredith Ostrom ... Elfie
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Storyline

It's a few days before Christmas, and a Latin American couple living in New York City are preparing and packaging their heroin for street distribution. While the wife has her qualms about the ethics of drug dealing, both she and her husband know there's plenty of money to be made in the drug trade. The couple discovers one of their lower-level dealers may be talking to the police, but they soon have a bigger problem to deal with when the husband is kidnapped and held for a huge ransom. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 December 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$850, 10 November 2002

Gross USA:

$850
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Leguizamo was originally cast as The Husband and did some work on the script but eventually pulled out of the film. See more »

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Good Film
22 November 2002 | by pig_71See all my reviews

Abel Ferrara is a great filmmaker, hands down. His earlier works are more violent and mean but great films don't always have to be nice. His later works are toned down but the story and characters are carrying the movie nd no exception to this is his R'Xmas. Well acted and shot great. The shots are interesting and worth watching the film alone simply because the camera movements are helping to tell the story when the characters are not talking. Good flick. ***1/2 out of *****


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