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Gun Hill Road (2011)

R | | Drama | January 2011 (USA)
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An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

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Rashaad Ernesto Green, Zora Howard (poetry)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esai Morales ... Enrique Rodriguez
Robert Salzman ... Sugar
Ty Jones ... Prison Guard
Harmony Santana ... Michael / Vanessa Rodriguez
Robin de Jesus ... Fernando
Judy Reyes ... Angela Rodriguez
Vanessa Aspillaga ... Karina
Miriam Colon ... Gloria
Shirley Rumierk ... Jeanette
Felix Solis ... Pete
Flaco Navaja ... Danny
Franky G ... Tico
Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz ... MC (as Caridad De La Luz)
Dennis Leonard Johnson Dennis Leonard Johnson ... Antoine (as Dennis Johnson)
Ceez Liive Ceez Liive ... Jai
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Storyline

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't escape who you are

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ган Хилл See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,963, 7 August 2011

Gross USA:

$148,994

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,994
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Karina: I told you not to curse in front of the fucking kids, you fucking fuck.
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Soundtracks

Guajira En Nueva York
Performed by Son De La Loma
Written by Israel Berrios (BMI
Published by Juanco Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Group/Montuno Records
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Love takes it own path; not always easy or pretty.
24 February 2011 | by scbradburySee all my reviews

This is a lovely and sensitive story about family, and how we all have to stand as who we truly are. It is a wonderful mix of emotions and how we can love someone and not want the pain they may being into our lives. The actors work is outstanding, in part because the writer/director is an actor and really knows how to communicate with his excellent cast. It doesn't take you by the hand and lead you from point A to point B, but rather lets you put the pieces together in a way that makes sense for you, and then see how well the throughline you have constructed fits the film. You don't get to just sit back and be mindlessly entertained; it's a much richer experience that that, and all the better for it. Take this journey, and you may never get back to the exact place where you started. You end up a little too changed for that.


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