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R | | Crime, Drama | April 1989 (USA)
New York is the dream city of Tavo and Marina, where the lovers hope to start a better life; at home in Bogota they have to work as pocket pickers at the airport to support their families. ... See full summary »

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Ciro Durán

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Ciro Durán
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jsu Garcia ... Gustavo 'Tavo' Luna (as Nick Corri)
Madeleine Stowe ... Marina
David Carradine ... Oskar
Alfonso Ortiz Alfonso Ortiz ... Pickpocket Teacher
Roger Melo Roger Melo ... Tavo's Stepfather
Alberto Arroyabe Alberto Arroyabe ... Co-Pilot
Evelyn Osorio Evelyn Osorio ... Teacher's Assistant
Luisa Fernanda Giraldo Luisa Fernanda Giraldo ... Cantina Waitress
Sonia Ceballos Sonia Ceballos ... Marina's Friend
Jimmy Ruiz Jimmy Ruiz ... Airport Detective
Alexander Lara Alexander Lara ... Airport Security
Noel Ruiz Noel Ruiz ... Barman
César Luna César Luna ... Cleaner
Hugo Pérez Hugo Pérez ... Cleaner
Judith Estrada Judith Estrada ... Cleaner
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New York is the dream city of Tavo and Marina, where the lovers hope to start a better life; at home in Bogota they have to work as pocket pickers at the airport to support their families. Dealer Oskar can persuade them to smuggle drugs in their stomachs on plane to New York - although both know of the risks, since Marina's sister died on a similar journey. However on arrival at the airport in New York they show nerves and all their dreams start to shatter... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Colombia | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fehér trópusok See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Another Film That Needs A DVD Release
9 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a real sleeper, a good film that most people don't know about. Just check to see how many reviews are here: only a couple. It's also not available on DVD. That is a real shame, because this movie was beautifully shot. I saw it on a poor-quality VHS and still looked nice, so I can imagine how good this would be with a clear transfer and great colors.

Nick Corri and Madeline Stowe play small-time thieves and lovers. Desperate for money, they do things they should not do in a few categories. Stowe, by the way, shows a lot of skin in this film, something she has not done in subsequent movies. She had just become a "name" actor the year before in the hit film, "Stakeout." Corri's real name (at least according to IMDb here) is Jsu Garcia, but for awhile he used the name Corri.

There is not much violence in this drug-crime movie and very little profanity. It's rated R for the nudity.

This is interesting film and certainly something that's different. If if ever comes out on DVD, I'm going to buy it.


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