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La Cucaracha
La Cucaracha
Actors: Eric Roberts, Joaquim de Almeida, Victor Rivers, James McManus, Tara Crespo
Director: Jack Perez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 35min

Eric Roberts has been toiling away on the straight-to-video shelf for far too long, as he proves so well in La Cucaracha, a sunbaked Western noir set in Santiago, Mexico. He plays a perpetually soused would-be author es...  more »

     
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Actors: Eric Roberts, Joaquim de Almeida, Victor Rivers, James McManus, Tara Crespo
Director: Jack Perez
Creators: James McManus, Beau Rogers, Betsy Chasse, Dan York, David Forrest, Ellen Fontana, Michael A. Candela
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: PARAMOUNT HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2000
Original Release Date: 04/23/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 04/23/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Excellent noir, unfortunately full-screen mode
A. Mc Clymont | Miami, FL | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"More and more, and with some obvious exceptions, it seems that a film's budget is inversely proportional to its quality. La Cucaracha is definitely not a mega-Hollywood blockbuster, but production quality does not suffer at all in this fine noir. Eric Roberts is truly excellent as a loser turned hitman, Joaquim de Almeida is vicious as the scumbag bad guy. This gem of a movie deserves your attention! There are so many little moments during the film that we can all identify with...Watch out: the DVD comes only in standard format (why do they do that! )"
South of the Border Noir
David S. Rielly | Burbank, CA, USA | 06/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this film twice on the Festival Circuit (NYC and Austin, where it won best screenplay) and made it my mission to spread the good word. This wonderfully written and directed film boasts the most accomplished performance to date by Eric Roberts as a gringo writer who abandons his life in the states to drink himself into oblivion in a small Mexican town. Interfering with his self destruction is an offer by a mysterious stranger to kill a notoriously evil man for a large (and desperately needed) sum of cash. I know it sounds like an unlikely jumping off point for a story about lust, obsession, revenge and redemption with a metaphysical twist, but what follows is sublime and thrilling filmmaking. No review is complete without mentioning the captivating debut of the mysterious beauty (Tara Crespo) who is wonderful as the light at the end of Roberts' tunnel. This is a great addition to any film lovers' library, and serves wonderfully as a movie to pop in for your jaded friend who thinks he's seen everything."
Great contemporary film noir - Roberts can still act
CT | Texas | 12/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Those of you familiar with Eric Roberts' film work of the 1980s (Raggedy Man, Runaway Train) will not be surprised to learn that he does a superlative job in this indie film noir.Roberts plays a down on his luck alcoholic American would-be writer, stuck in a dirt-poor Mexican town. When given the chance of making some quick money to "do a favor" for the local crime boss, his life begins a wild downwards spiral.Despite the subject matter, this film is far from depressing - it's more like a black comedy film noir. Too bad no one ever saw it, otherwise Roberts would be back making Oscar-caliber films instead of toiling in B movies and in sitcoms. The entire cast is teriffic, and the director does a stellar job on a miniscule budget. Buy this film and enjoy it, and tell someone else about it. It's that good!"