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Filly Brown (2012)

R | | Drama, Music | 19 April 2013 (USA)
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A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.

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Youssef Delara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Rodriguez ... Majo Tonorio
Khool-Aid Rios Khool-Aid Rios ... Khool-Aid
Jenni Rivera ... Maria Tonorio
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jose Tonorio
Lala Romero Lala Romero ... Lala
Jorge Diaz ... Eddie Vargas
Edward James Olmos ... Leandro
Emilio Rivera ... Mani
Noel Gugliemi ... Big Cee
Francine Hinostrow Francine Hinostrow ... Female Corrections Officer
Albert F. Herrera Albert F. Herrera ... Male Corrections Officer
Resmine Atis ... Linda
Cuete Yeska ... Chuy
Daniel Edward Mora ... Memo
Michelle Milan Michelle Milan ... Tattoo Girl #1
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Storyline

Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo's sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filly Brown - O Preço do Sucesso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,478,323, 21 April 2013

Gross USA:

$2,850,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,940,411
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gina Rodriguez had never sung or rapped before the film. Within days of being cast she was in the studio with the film's music producers learning how to find an authentic voice. She even penned one song, Dream Big, which made it into the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing To Lose
Written by David Arellano, Jose Javier Lopez, and Edward Rios
Performed by Ese Daz
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Excellent movie! A must see!
3 October 2013 | by lupitasbutterflySee all my reviews

Great movie! Excellent acting and story line! I give it a 10. The Olmos did it again!

This movie had me on the edge of my seat hoping things would work out for Filly.

It showed how much discrimination there still is in this country.

Really sad what drugs can do to a mother's judgment. Drugs clouding a persons everything and amongst that, she put her own daughter's life in jeopardy.

I was really glad to see that talent runs in the Olmos family. Like father like son!

Watching this movie is a must. I need to buy it and add it to my movie library!


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