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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 Guerra. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.more
Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: James McManus, Jack McManus, James McManus
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 27, 2000


Eric Roberts
as Walter Poole
Joaquim de Almeida
as Jose Guerras
James McManus
as Louis Graves
Victor Rivers
as Herberto Ortega
Tara Crespo
as Lourdes Aguirre
Alejandro Patino
as Fruit Vendor
Aixa Maldonado
as Woman Patient
Ana Mercedes
as Hotel Proprietor
Felicia Khoja
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | July 24, 2001
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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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Audience Reviews for La Cucaracha


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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