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El amateur (1999)

On the outskirts of a provincial town, Pajaro is determined to enter the Guinness Book of Records by breaking the longest bike-ride record. He rides around the fountain in the square with ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauricio Dayub Mauricio Dayub ... Alfonso 'Pájaro' Romero
Pedro Heredia Pedro Heredia ... Ramón
Vando Villamil Vando Villamil ... Lopecito
Arturo Goetz Arturo Goetz ... Concejal
Carlos Lanari Carlos Lanari
Cacho Espíndola ... Intendente
Nelly Tesolan Nelly Tesolan
Martín Carella Martín Carella
Roly Serrano ... (as Rolly Serrano)
Alejandra Puy Alejandra Puy ... La Mora
Darío Grandinetti ... Funcionario municipal
Eduardo Molina Eduardo Molina
Pablo Rodríguez Pablo Rodríguez
Luis Agüero Luis Agüero
Augusto Herman Brites Augusto Herman Brites
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On the outskirts of a provincial town, Pajaro is determined to enter the Guinness Book of Records by breaking the longest bike-ride record. He rides around the fountain in the square with the help of his friend, Lopecito. He is willing to face many challenges, in attaining this new record. Will this race open the path to love for him, and for his redemption? Written by GMeleJr

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Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

22 April 1999 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amateur See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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A tender story about friendship and hope
10 November 1999 | by a-goetzSee all my reviews

It's in my view, an excelent independent movie, produced in Argentina. The story involves two unemployed, uneducated and peniless friends. In spite of everything, one of them is all hope and dreams. He dreams getting into the Guiness Book of Records for cycling non stop and trains hard for it. He has written to an International Cycling Federation who should control and accept the event; they have never answered. His friend is sceptical and "realistic". But the reply eventually arrives and so does the Federation's representative....

Technically correct, the film is well directed and acted with a story that reaches the heart, particularly in this age and in this part of the world where the poor and uneducated are lagging more and more behind.


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