La Cucaracha (1998)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Thriller  |   Release Date - Apr 23, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Jack Perez directed this thriller about New Jersey office worker Walter (Eric Roberts) who quits his job and heads to Santiago, Mexico, to become a writer but instead is thrust into the role of hitman by Jose Guerra (Joaquim De Almeida). However, he finds he can't kill the falsely accused Humberto (Victor Rivers). After a gunfight, Walter manages to vacate a shallow grave in the desert and awakens in a hospital, paralyzed. Wheelchair-bound, he nevertheless sets out on a vengeful journey to find Guerra. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

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