Cruzando (2009)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Mexico , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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An expectant Latin American father races to cross the U.S. border to prevent his own father from being executed in this comedy drama from co-directors Mike Escamilla and Mando Alvarado. In just one week, Manuel will be a father. Upon learning that his father in Texas has been sentenced to capital punishment, however, Manuel feels compelled to try and get his beloved dad a reprieve. Though his wife voices her opposition to the idea, Manuel promptly quits his job at the local strip club, and enlists his best friend Diego as his right hand man. With his trusty video camera in hand, Diego begins documenting the journey as the thuggish bouncer from the strip club races to track Manuel down. Later, as Manuel and Diego seek a coyote to help them cross the border quickly, their adventure leads them to gain a greater appreciation for the things they have in life, rather than dwelling on the things they have always wished for.

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border [geographic], bouncer, death-penalty, execution, father, journey, Mexican [nationality], Mexico, United-States, video-camera