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The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000)

A teenager who dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer has a romance with a boy from the wrong side of town.

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Tony Plana

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Steven Paul (story), Tony Plana (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisol Nichols ... Sirena Garcia
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Sol Torres
Edward James Olmos ... Nestor Garcia
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Minerva Rojas
Michael Reardon Michael Reardon ... Pepe Garcia
Pauly Shore ... Wesley
Courtney Peldon ... Gilda
Monica McSwain ... Rosa
Angelina Estrada Angelina Estrada ... Luisa
Alex Meneses ... Coach Sonia
Tim Thomerson ... Monsignor O'Dell
Tony Plana ... Ramon Torres
Lupe Amador Lupe Amador ... Grandmother Torres
Jenny Gago ... Mrs. Torres
Ada Maris ... Sirena's Mother
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A modern day Romeo and Juliet adventure about a young woman, Sirena with dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer who experiences her first love with a boy from the 'wrong' side of the tracks. Her father, and his insidious girlfriend Minerva do everything in their power to keep the young lovers apart... Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sirena the Little Mermaid See more »

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A fish out of water
28 September 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

The premise is interesting -- retelling "The Little Mermaid" by combining it with "The Prince & the Pauper."

There is a sense of culture shock for the "mermaid" as she falls in love with a young man. He lives in a poor part of LA while she lives in her father's rags-to-riches palace of a home -- where her father went when he escaped the same poor neighborhood. The point seems to be that a person must remember his or her roots to be fully alive.

The story is a bit hard to believe because of things like the "witch" talking the mermaid's father into letting his daughter do whatever she wants even though she's only 15 years old. But the movie is amusing fluff and can be enjoyable.


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