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Papi Chulo (2018)

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A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Bomer ... Sean
Alejandro Patiño ... Ernesto
Elena Campbell-Martinez ... Linda
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Ash
Michael Shepperd Michael Shepperd ... Stan
Tommie Earl Jenkins ... Tom
Shaughn Buchholz ... Mike
Tom Beyer ... Floor Manager
Irene White ... Director
Caitlin Kimball ... Horticultural Student #1
Marisa Szczepan ... Horticultural Student #2
Brandon Kyle Goodman ... Devan
Blaine Swen ... Todd
Martin Morales Martin Morales ... Shaved Ice Vendor
Nick Bush ... Boat Attendant
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A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.

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Sometimes a Stranger Makes the Best Friend See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hodinový přítel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,257, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$84,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,115
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The film premiered at TIFF in Canada in 2018. See more »

Soundtracks

Una Pagina Mas
Written by Raul Ramirez Garcia
Performed by Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Deepgoing, outstanding performances, worldclass directing
9 May 2019 | by susanne-wolfsohnSee all my reviews

It's impossible to describe all the feelings you get watching this movie! Love, pain, laughing, crying, wondering and so much more. Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patino play such an uneven pair, it does not seem to be possible anymore. And yet there is a mutual attraction, complementary to the life of each other. John Butler shows in sensitive scenes and pictures a sensitive topic - you can not show it more beautiful!


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