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El padrino (2004)

In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo ... See full summary »

Director:

Damian Chapa

Writers:

Troy Barker (screenplay), Troy Barker (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Chapa ... Kilo
Sal Lopez ... Loco
Emilio Rivera ... Rudy
Jennifer Tilly ... Sebeva
Faye Dunaway ... Atty. Gen. Navarro
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Manny
Joanna Pacula ... Jessica Lancaster
Robert Wagner ... Paul Fisch
Gary Busey ... Lars
Stacy Keach ... Gov. Lancaster
Brad Dourif ... Cyrus
Ralf Moeller ... Special Agent Kurt Meyers
Melora Hardin ... Jane
Rachel Hunter ... Newscaster
Kathleen Quinlan ... Judge Scorsi
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Storyline

In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. Starting off small, dealing to the high school and college market, Kilo discovers the drug business to be very profitable. With a little help from the well-connected and seductive daughter of a Colombian gangster, he becomes a drug kingpin with a nationwide monopoly on drug running. While conquering the drug world, Kilo falls in love with a local Latina who quickly becomes pregnant. Shortly thereafter, Kilo is involved in a drug deal with a wired frat boy that goes bad, and he is imprisoned. His exciting and stylish life as a drug lord seems to have come to a halt. But prison life does not stop Kilo from running his operation. He enlists the support of other prisoners including Crips, Bloods, and a very powerful ... Written by Jim Dobson <starpr@aol.com>

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The epic story of the rise and fall of the Latino Godfather, El Padrino. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padrino: The Latin Godfather See more »

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Budget:

$1,750,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

During the party scene at Kilo's house, music is being played. This is supposed to be the late 1970s but instead of using music from that era, modern techno music is heard. See more »

Quotes

Sebeva: I may be a whore, but I'm a loyal bitch.
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Connections

Followed by El Padrino II: Border Intrusion (2011) See more »

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Character Driven in depth look at LA's streets
2 December 2004 | by cindypainSee all my reviews

I want a film to leave me either, unnerved, uncomfortable, thinking, a new awareness, or wondering of what is next and this film definitely does that. An in depth look at reality on the streets with extreme characters to play the parts. Well done. This was carefully thought out and planned. Hats off to the person coordinating and making this happen. Always is wonderful to see Gary Busey or Jennifer Tilley in action. You know that you will get nothing but magnificence if they are starring in the film. Looking for to sequels or anything that is directed, produced by the person over this diversification of talent to bring about an awareness to those who are not familiar with the events and nature of drugs and life on the streets.


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