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Boca (1994)

Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rae Dawn Chong ... J.J.
Martin Kemp ... Reb
Tarcísio Meira ... Boca
Martin Sheen ... Jesse James Montgomery
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella ... Fonseca (as Carlos Dolabella)
José Lewgoy ... Quintella
Denise Milfont Denise Milfont ... Moema
Patrick de Oliveira Patrick de Oliveira ... Tomaz
Nelson Xavier ... Father Silva
Ruth de Souza ... Mrs. Esteban
Anselmo Vasconcelos ... Sergeant Trebe
Luma de Oliveira Luma de Oliveira ... Celeste
Maria Padilha Maria Padilha ... Maria Luiza
Betty Gofman Betty Gofman ... College Friend
Márcia Couto ... College Friend
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J.J. is a beautiful American journalist who's sent to Brazil, just as the famous Carnival begins, to investigate reports of brutal murders of street kids from favelas, the notorious Brazilian slums. The corrupt officials won't help, so through her producer's contacts she finds out where the next execution will happen on her own. Once there, she sees a vicious local crime boss called "Boca" or "Mouth", short for his full street name - "Mouth of Gold", a nickname he got for having rows of golden teeth in his mouth, saving the children and killing the executioners. Since the corrupt local government and police have no intentions of stopping the killings, she tries to get close to Boca and convince him to help her with her story and save more kids. Surprisingly, he turns out to be very charismatic and, although he accepts her offer, he starts playing mind games with her. This, combined with his brutal, but intriguing, life story, exotic harem and the heated sexualized atmosphere of the ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Brazil | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Calor do Rio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Boca: We are all whores, because everyone has a price.
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HUMAN CRY
Performed by Morgan Heritage
Written by Gary Benson , Roy Morgan and Peter Morgan
Produced by Morgan Heritage , Denroy Morgan and Lee Jaffe for 71 Recording Productions
Executive Producers Denroy Morgan , Lee Jaffe
MCA Records
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Watch 'City Of God' Instead
26 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This USA/Brazlian film is depressing for awhile as it concentrates of the abandoned street kids of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of which they are thousands and thousands, unfortunately. Since it's carnival time in Brazil, however, the mood picks up and so does the sex as Rae Down Chong leads a parade of naked women.

The executive director of this movie, Zalman King, is known for his "soft porn" flicks, and this turned out to be just about in that category. It really isn't a memorable film and certainly your time or money.

If you want a better film dealing dealing with the horrors of the street situation in that area, check out "City Of God."


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