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El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2008)

Juan Frances: Live (original title)
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Born Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at 3 months old, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny (Lupe Ontiveros) and step-father (Danny Trejo) and raised to ... See full summary »

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Amy French
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Credited cast:
Spencer John French Spencer John French ... Juan Frances
Danny Trejo ... E.J.
Lupe Ontiveros ... Nena
Elisa Bocanegra ... Chuchi
María Esquivel María Esquivel ... Angelica
Sam Golzari ... Mahmood
Pej Vahdat ... Amir
David Franco ... Narcisso
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zibby Allen ... Juan Frances Fan
Nick Rey Angelus Nick Rey Angelus ... Juan Francis Bullie
Patricia Belcher ... Sister Agatha
Kerry Carney Kerry Carney ... Mrs. French
Roseny Carrero ... Wife of parademic
Jeffrey Emerson ... Ryan, Heath Ledger's Stand-In
Maria Forero Maria Forero ... Girl Fan #2
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Born Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at 3 months old, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny (Lupe Ontiveros) and step-father (Danny Trejo) and raised to be a good, God-fearing Mexican with a love for ranchero music. At age 33, in his "Jesus Year," and now known as Juan Francés, he is a gardener/janitor-by-day but has been blessed by the Virgin of Guadalupe with the talent to sing like the angels. He takes his ranchero act from the small, half-empty soccer bars in East L.A., to a larger music festival audience where he is discovered and quickly swept into Mexican pop stardom. Caught in the whirlwind of fame, Juan's everyman appearance and musical style undergo a celebrity make-over. He changes his name to "El Guero" and his songs for the working man are transformed into heartless Reggaeton. When the dark truth about Juan's history is revealed to him, he must ask himself: Will he choose the Mexican man in his heart, or the bald pink guy in the ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,330, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$3,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,271
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Blue Cactus Pictures See more »
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