Mi Socio (1983)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Bolivia  |  
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In this cross-country tour of Bolivia and its various inhabitants, a truck driver has been coerced into taking on a young orphan as a "co-pilot" because the boy was desperate enough to hide out in his truck, and the trucker is a generous man at heart. As they tool along the highway, they encounter a series of adventures: the trucker loses some money gambling, argues with his wife (at home with their brood of children), helps a Native American woman get her produce to the open market -- and flirts with women along the way. Through it all, the trucker and orphan develop a solid companionship, and after they finish their run, they divide the earnings and start back home -- on a return trip that will turn out to be very different.

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on-the-road, orphan, runaway [from home], stowaway, truckdriver