Yerba Sangriente (1987)

Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This clumsily made action drama is about the exploitation of hopeful innocents who allow themselves to be lured into what seems like a job from heaven, which will allow them to feed their families with their farm labor without ever leaving Mexico. Instead, they find themselves imprisoned as slave laborers in a marijuana farm, watched over by machine-gun-toting guards. Eventually, a newspaper reporter uncovers the drug ring, and the surviving laborers are freed. Based on an incident reported in Mexican papers, numerous continuity flaws and production errors (such as perpetually clean, new clothes for the farm laborers) led reviewers to a harsh assessment of this movie.