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El mil usos (1981)

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The tragic adventures of a illiterate man named "Milusos" who leaves his family & hometown to go to the big city and try to better his luck. And finds he's unprepared for what he encounters.


Roberto G. Rivera
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Suárez ... Tránsito Pérez 'El milusos'
Rafael Inclán Rafael Inclán
Roberto Cañedo ... District Attorney at the Prison
Isabela Corona
Miguel Manzano
Manuel 'Flaco' Ibáñez Manuel 'Flaco' Ibáñez ... (as Manuel Ibanez)
Alberto Rojas Alberto Rojas ... Don Chava
José Carlos Ruiz
Juan Ángel Martínez Juan Ángel Martínez
Gina Morett
Eugenia Avendaño Eugenia Avendaño
Alejandra Meyer Alejandra Meyer
Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga' Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga' ... El Major (Big Boss in Prison) (as Pedro Weber)
Raúl Padilla Raúl Padilla ... Fellow inmate
Alfredo Solares Alfredo Solares


The tragic adventures of a illiterate man named "Milusos" who leaves his family & hometown to go to the big city and try to better his luck. And finds he's unprepared for what he encounters.

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Director Roberto G. Rivera sings and performs, with Job Morel, the opening song "Cuando Dos Almas"(by Maestro Pedro Sagarra) See more »


Districk Attorney at Prison: What do you go by?
Tránsito Pérez 'El milusos': What?
Districk Attorney at Prison: [irritated] My goodness, what is your name?
Tránsito Pérez 'El milusos': Transito!
Districk Attorney at Prison: Transito what?
Tránsito Pérez 'El milusos': That's to many questions. Don't you think.
Districk Attorney at Prison: Please be respectful and answer accordingly.
Tránsito Pérez 'El milusos': Just leave it at Transito. And also put that they call me 'Milusos'.
Districk Attorney at Prison: I will put that down as an alias. How long have you been incarcerated?
Tránsito Pérez 'El milusos': Oh boy, if I didn't keep track of time on the outside, no way I kept it in here. Maybe months, a year? I don't know. More than a year I think.
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Followed by El mil usos II (1984) See more »


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The sadness of immigration to the big city.
30 October 2005 | by jlmsSee all my reviews

This movie was a surprise hit in Mexico because it dealt with a theme that had been touched little: the immigration, of mostly impoverished people, mostly Native American, to Mexico City.

The movie follows one of these people and how things go from bad to worse from him while trying to earn a decent living. Hecto Suarez chamaleonic skills are put to good use here.

The Mil Usos of the tittle refers to the 1000 different little jobs that these people have to do in order to survive.

Witty and uplifting, with a happyish ending, it is worth a look, remembering the tremendous restrictions Mexican Cinema was facing on that era both economically and politically. This is basically as good as it could get for private producers, which is quite depressing to say the least.

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