Leon Ichaso

Leon Ichaso

Highest Rated: 92% El Super (1979)

Lowest Rated: 20% Sugar Hill (1993)

Birthday: Aug 3, 1948

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

A Cuban-born director whose work specializes in gritty urban realism, Leon Ichaso first made his mark with the independently made Spanish-language feature, "El Super" (1979), based on an Off-Broadway play about an immigrant building superintendent trying to make his way in New York City. It took six years for the filmmaker to follow up on this admirably honest and low-key study, but "Crossover Dreams" (1985), was a fine first shot at a somewhat more mainstream film. Marred somewhat by a conventional story of how a musician changes when he encounters success, the film was nonetheless an often hard-hitting look at different but mixed US Latino communities, life in the barrio and the potent drive of salsa music.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 46% Left to Die Director - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
25% 63% The Singer Director,
Writer
$7.6M 2006
42% 70% Piñero Director $302.3K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ali: An American Hero Director - 2000
No Score Yet 44% Hendrix Director - 2000
No Score Yet 100% Free of Eden Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Execution of Justice Director - 1999
No Score Yet 72% Bitter Sugar Director,
Producer
$446.8K 1996
No Score Yet 50% Zooman Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes Director - 1993
20% 69% Sugar Hill Director $18.3M 1993
No Score Yet 44% The Fear Inside Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Director - 1990
60% No Score Yet Crossover Dreams Director - 1985
No Score Yet 20% Power, Passion & Murder Director - 1983
92% 67% El Super Director - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Director 2017-2018
25% 56% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Director 2017
55% No Score Yet Cane Director 2007
71% 91% Miami Vice Director 1986-1988
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Director 1987
73% No Score Yet The Handler Director