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Come & Take It Day
Come Take It Day
Actors: Jesse Borrego, Rick Delgado, Jesse De Luna, Jacob Vargas
Director: Jim Mendiola
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
NR     2003     1hr 0min


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Actors: Jesse Borrego, Rick Delgado, Jesse De Luna, Jacob Vargas
Director: Jim Mendiola
Creators: Shane F. Kelly, Jim Mendiola, Mike Boggio, Faith Radle, Howard Carey, Rose Hansen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Studio: Mti Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/18/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Remembering the Alamo and Riffing on its Legacy
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mendiola has really done his homework on this film. While the casual viewer would undoubtedly enjoy this as a fun and captivating adventure, it also appeals to Chicano/a scholars and Texas history buffs. The film really captures the racial and political milieu of San Antonio, playing with character types ranging from the pretentious Chicana graduate student to the organic intellectual dishwasher and iconoclastic San Antonio 'hippy pachuco' headbanger. Cutting across class lines and riffing on the S.A. tourism industry's commodification of Tex-Mex culture, the film explores the legend of Gregorio Cortez and the legacy of the Alamo battle. Watch it and simply enjoy or probe deeper into the plot catalyst by reading Americo Paredes' short book on the legend of Gregorio Cortez and Richard Flores' book "Remembering the Alamo." Great viewing when paired with John Sayles' "Lone Star" or J. Leher's "Viva Max.""
Good and interesting film
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film is a perfect example of Mexican American Postmodern Films. . . it has everything double-codings and contradictions, hybridity, ironic relationship towards history, oppositional stance, and incoherent narrative! I loved this film because of the story line . . . I loved the heavy metal rocker and the brainy Chicana student. Also, the location of this film was great . . . San Antonio, TX . . . what a beautiful city. Overall I really liked it and I would recommend it to all."
Good Latino Cast!
James McDonald | Southern California | 05/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Why I rented this DVD. I remember Jesse Borrego from the television series "FAME" and I have not seen him act in a long time. And then I like Jacob Vargas (Selena, My Family/Mi Familia [1995], Next Friday [2000] and the WB tv series "Greetings From Tucson"). Jacob Vargas is one of my favorite Latino actors. Vargas plays "Miguel". Jesse is a dishwasher and Miguel is a cook. They work together in the same restaurant. Miguel has never been outside of San Antonio, except for going to SeaWorld. So Jesse takes him for a ride on an adventure. They look for some buried treasure, but on "Come And Take It Day", the hunt for buried treasure turns into tragedy. A small film, but easy to watch."