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Down for Life (2009)

R | | Drama | 2 May 2010 (USA)
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Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life of a Latina gang leader in South Central Los Angeles.

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Alan Jacobs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Romero Jessica Romero ... Rascal
Danny Glover ... Mr. Shannon
Snoop Dogg ... Mr. Hightower
Laz Alonso ... Officer Barber
Kate del Castillo ... Esther
Kurt Caceres ... Rafael
Cesar Garcia ... Flaco
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Officer Guttierez
Andres Xavier Sanchez Andres Xavier Sanchez ... Sneaky
Estefania Iglesias ... Mrs. Rivera (as Iglesias Estefania)
Elizabeth Peña ... Mrs. Castro
Emily Rios ... Vanessa
Whitney Gamble Whitney Gamble ... Aisha
Isamar Guijarro Isamar Guijarro ... Troubles
Sheila Ochoa Sheila Ochoa ... Grumpy
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Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life of a Latina gang leader in South Central Los Angeles.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Por vida See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,176, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$41,914

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,914
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent film
25 November 2010 | by kbhenry81See all my reviews

I'm not really into the "gangsta" type movies but when I viewed this at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, it blew me away. The acting was very believable; story telling first-rate.

Although it's the typical subject of an individual making it out of a bad environment, this film was more realistic by way of introducing unknown actors, taking the gangsta life and viewing it through a young female and filming it on location. The story wasn't all "me against the world" hype. You can really feel for the main character.

I believe anyone who feels they're in a bad environment and feel they can't get out of it, (which is pretty much anyone at some point of their lives) no matter what their circumstance, can really get something out of this movie. Well done! I highly recommend it.


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