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Mixed Blood (1984)

Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Morrissey

Writers:

Alan Bowne (additional dialogue), Paul Morrissey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marília Pêra ... Rita La Punta
Richard Ulacia Richard Ulacia ... Thiago
Linda Kerridge ... Carol
Geraldine Smith ... Toni
Angel David ... Juan the Bullet
Ulrich Berr Ulrich Berr ... The German
Rodney Harvey ... Jose
Álvaro Rodriguez Álvaro Rodriguez ... Herman
William Rodriguez William Rodriguez ... Carlos
Eduardo González Eduardo González ... Jajo
Steven Garcia Steven Garcia ... Pedro
Edwina Ebron Edwina Ebron ... Hooker
Andres Castillo Andres Castillo ... Macetero
Peter Cruz Peter Cruz ... Macetero
Richard Garcia ... Macetero
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Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, "They can kill and not go to jail." The war escalates to include their German heroin supplier, his sexy English girl friend, a Puerto Rican ex-cop, and the Japanese police captain. This movie is about racism, police corruption, junkies and drug dealing. There is plenty of killing and even a visit to a store dedicated to the Latino pop group "Menudo." Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Drugs. Sex. Murder. All in a day's work for the kids of "Alphabet City".

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Action | Drama

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

18 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocaïne See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sara Films, Set Satellite See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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John Leguizamo's feature film debut. See more »

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References Week-End in Havana (1941) See more »

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Something like a brazillian kids get shot in this one.
7 June 2019 | by dfranzen70See all my reviews

The most interesting aspect of this movie, by far, is the fact that it was directed by longtime Andy Warhol cohort Paul Morrissey. But unlike his stuff from the 70s, like Flesh for Frankenstein and Trash, Morrissey's Mixed Blood is rather mundane. It's a pedestrian story about rival drug gangs in NYC, one Latino and one Brazilian. There's a fair amount of action and fake blood, and the overall look is one of grime and grit and other traits typical of 1980s New York. And if you look real hard, as I did not, you might spot John Leguizamo in his film debut. He's part of the Latino gang, the Maceteros. But other than that, there's not much to say about this movie. It exists, it's directed by Paul Morrissey, and then it ends. Sure, it feels realistic, but so does a root canal.


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