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Movie Info

Frank Diaz (John Alberto Leguizamo), an unemployed boxer, and his family live in a homeless shelter for months when, on Christmas Eve, word comes that an apartment may be available. The catch is that Frank must have a job before the end of the day. So he hits the cold streets of New York, his resentful stepson (David Castro) in tow, to find a job so that his family can have a real home for Christmas morning.

Cast & Crew

Leonor Varela
Angela Diaz
David Castro
Justin
Paul G. Allen
Executive Producer
Petra Hoebel
Executive Producer
Rosanne Korenberg
Executive Producer
Jody Patton
Executive Producer
Vanja Cernjul
Cinematographer
Chris Monte
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Jeff Beal
Original Music
Ernesto Solo
Production Design
Mikaela Wohl
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Critic Reviews for Where God Left His Shoes

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (4)

  • Writer-director Salvatore Stabile keeps his affecting story hurtling forward with such grit and integrity it's easy to forgive its loaded setup and occasional lapses in detail and logic.

    December 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The acting, the on-the-fly atmosphere (the film was shot quickly), and Leguizamo's increasingly urgent hustle are deeply evocative, but parts of the movie are almost too painful to endure.

    December 15, 2008 | Full Review…
  • If you could cut all the music from Where God Left His Shoes, you might actually have a solid family drama.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • This film needs more than God's Nikes to resonate with an already economically downtrodden filmgoing populace.

    December 10, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • Stabile, a Brooklyn native with a resume in TV production, knows how to line up a permit and scout out perfect South Brooklyn Italian manors and melancholic intersections. He gets interesting scenes, too.

    December 10, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Writer-director Salvatore Stabile has a good eye for the details of hard-luck ordinariness, and he sketches believable family bonds with a minimum of flourish.

    December 10, 2008 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Where God Left His Shoes

  • Sep 23, 2010
    John Leguizamo and David Castro bring POWER to their roles as father and step-son. I have always enjoyed John Leguizamo's acting, but this role soon John is forgotten and he is Frank Diaz. David Castro turns on the crocodile tears in one seen that marks this kid for great things to come! John and David show they can handle the roles and I hope to see more of both in the future... both should be Oscar bound! The ending is so not Hollywood and it is what makes me love this movie even more!! One review below says it better than I can, "it does not pour on the saccharine", thanks Peter Gula... that is a great way to express this movie.
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2010
    A VERY good movie but a lousy ending
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2009
    Such a touching movie. I didn't like the ending, but it had a good story. Leguizamo was awesome, as was the little boy who played his stepson.
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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