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Kings of Bushwick (2011)

| Short, Crime, Drama
Five Marines come home to a hero's welcome. They form a foundation to help the community and their fallen comrades... but Special Agent Medina is not convinced.


Angelo Lopez


Angelo Lopez


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Credited cast:
Moisés Acevedo ... Anthony Castro
D.K. Bowser D.K. Bowser ... Special Agent Heyward
Denia Brache Denia Brache ... Dona Teresa
Brittany Cascone Brittany Cascone ... Kelly
Alexandra Cianciotta Alexandra Cianciotta ... Glendy
Kassandra Cruz Kassandra Cruz ... Lisa Sanchez
Michael Diesel Michael Diesel ... War Veteran
Brian Distance ... Wounded Warrior
Bob Hellmers Bob Hellmers ... LT. COL. Hellmers
Steena Hernandez Steena Hernandez ... Ilda De La Rosa
Kamal Jones ... Dennis 'Dogface' Mitchell
Leah Kavita ... Leanne Mitchell
Angelo Lopez Angelo Lopez ... Rico De La Rosa
Michael Lopez ... Luis Sanchez
Julito McCullum ... Primo Soto


Angelo Lopez is Mastery Gunnery Sergeant "Rico De La Rosa", a career military man with his own ideals and powerful connections. In MGySgt. De La Rosa's eyes, war can be both costly and lucrative. While serving on another tour in Afghanistan he comes across four young Marines. These young men happen to be from Bushwick, Brooklyn, his old stomping grounds. Sergeant De La Rosa recruits them for his operation. With a talent for crunching numbers, LCpl. Lou Sanchez (Michael Lopez) is given the day to day responsibilities. LCpl. Primero "Primo" Soto (Julito McCullum) is head of security, LCpl. Benny Lezcano (Rydell Rollins) is the voice of reason and LCpl. Tony "Tone" Castro (Moisés Acevedo) handles driving duties. After coming home to a hero's welcome, they form a non-profit foundation helping the families of their fallen comrades, "The With-Honor Foundation." The Bushwick community stands behind these men of honor. The leader and most respected community activist, Dona Teresa (Denia ... Written by Angelo Lopez

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Our promises hold weight...lots of weight...


Short | Crime | Drama | War



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$60,000 (estimated)
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Disturbing plot, plot wasn't even explained, some nice cinematography and realistic characters but skip it.
6 April 2014 | by joesidiSee all my reviews

The opening scene is really corny. All of the transitions in the film are interpretive, in other words, you have to imagine what the likely plot is they don't tell you. I read a description of the plot prior to watching the movie so I knew what was going on, but I think if you skipped reading a description you'd still figure it out no problem. The group of guys playing Marines are realistic, they remind me of the kind of guys you typically see join the Marine Corps, and the typical environment many of them come from, such as Bushwick. The plot didn't really appeal to me, because I'm very patriotic and I don't like to see service members depicted negatively. It is certainly a plot that could actually happen. The implication at the end of the movie was a real turn off, I don't like the message that the movie makers seem to be trying to send. What's even more confusing is the movie is then dedicated to some service members. I only watched because it was 23-24 minutes long, if it was a full movie I would have forwarded through it I wouldn't have watched the whole thing. Although I like some of the cinematography in the film, you could definitely skip it.

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