La Cucaracha (1998)

La Cucaracha




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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 … More

Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: James McManus, Jack McManus
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 27, 2000



as Walter Poole

as Jose Guerras

as Louis Graves

as Herberto Ortega

as Lourdes Aguirre

as Fruit Vendor

as Woman Patient

as Hotel Proprietor

as Luis's Wife
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Critic Reviews for La Cucaracha

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

[An] intriguing, stylish little film.

Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | July 24, 2001
L.A. Weekly
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A pleasantly surprising near miss.

Full Review… | January 7, 2010

This watchable neo-noir tale is all style and not much on substance.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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One of the best straight to video films by the director of America's Deadliest Home Videos! Very enjoyable, surprising and atmospheric.

Christopher Brown

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