Come and Take it Day (2001)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |  
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Four blue collar Latino San Antonio restaurant workers become involved in a hunt for a mythical buried chest of silver coins with a startlingly tragic outcome. Jesse (Jesse Borrego), a dishwasher, is self-taught, intelligent, and very bitter; he's spent years putting together the pieces of the puzzle that lead to the hidden treasure of Jesus Gonzales, the Judas-like traitor who was paid to turn in Gregorio Cortez, a turn-of-the-century Mexican folk hero. Hard working cook Miguel (Jacob Vargas) is Jesse's happy-go-lucky cousin who is working on a graphic novel about Cortez, whom Miguel insists is an ancestor. Nena (Maria Candelaria) is a waitress on her way to graduate school when she discovers the plan to recover the silver, and she involves Carlos (Rick Delgado), a waiter who has had a falling out with Jesse. Somehow they have to get to the spot of the buried silver, which happens to be in the middle of a U.S. military base, and Jesse decides the best cover is during the annual Come and Take It Day celebration that commemorates the Cortez events.