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La Mission (2009)

R | | Drama | 19 January 2009 (USA)
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A single-parent ex-con in a tough, minority neighborhood finds his personal values challenged when he discovers his son is gay.

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Peter Bratt

Writer:

Peter Bratt
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Bratt ... Che Rivera
Alex Hernandez ... Smoke
Christopher Borgzinner Christopher Borgzinner ... Nacho (as Chris Borgzinner)
Jeremy Ray Valdez ... Jes Rivera
Cesar Gomez Cesar Gomez ... Gummy Bear
Neo Veavea Neo Veavea ... Kenny
Cathleen Riddley Cathleen Riddley ... Shell
Martin Cantu Martin Cantu ... Store Owner
Xochiti Guzman Xochiti Guzman ... Fine Mission Mamacita
Marco Serralta Marco Serralta ... Chuy (as Marcos Serralta)
Talisa Soto ... Ana (as Talisa Soto Bratt)
Jesse Borrego ... Rene
Max Rosenak Max Rosenak ... Jordan
Ramon Ovando Ramon Ovando ... Little Man
Tatiana Maricely Tatiana Maricely ... Nadine (as Tatiana Rivas)
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Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che's path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is gay. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he'll have to embrace a side of himself he's never shown. Written by Global Cinema

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...from the thorn emerges the flower

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content

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Trivia

Would be Talisa Soto's first acting role in 7 years since her role in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002). It would also be her last current acting role in her career (not counting an uncredited cameo in Elysium (2013) as Tisha). See more »

Goofs

After Jes and his dad fight, Jes has a fat lip on the left side. A few scenes later, Jes is having his lip tended to at the home of Rene (Jesse Borrego) and the lip looks to be swollen and bleeding on the right side because he is looking in a mirror. See more »

Quotes

Che Rivera: You know what you are?
Lena: I do, actually, but if I ever need a second opinion, I'll be sure to ask.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Me Rompiste El Corazon
performed by Rene Peña Govea
Music courtesy of Round World Music
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La Mission
19 March 2010 | by filmlover333See all my reviews

This is a fantastic film.

Benjamin Bratt gives his heart and soul in this performance as Che Riveria and Erika Alexander is stunning as Lena.

This film is rich with the colors, energy and music of the Mission district of San Francisco.

Writer/director Peter Bratt lets us into the world of a man defined by his culture. A culture that gives him a second chance at life and rewards masculinity and strength will also prove to be his downfall.

This father/son story is heartfelt. Che Riveria is a tough man but will need to dig deep to find the courage needed to prove he is worthy in the eyes of his son.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

19 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission Street Rhapsody See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,046, 11 April 2010

Gross USA:

$1,062,941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,062,941
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Production Co:

5 Stick Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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