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Esai Manuel Morales, Jr. (born October 1, 1962) is an American actor known for his role as Bob Valenzuela in the 1987 biopic La Bamba. He also appeared in the PBS drama American Family and in the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd.. Although in television, he would perhaps be best known for his roles as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue and Joseph Adama in Caprica.
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A young white handyman, hired by a wealthy Mexican-American family to upkeep their ranch, finds himself caught between disgruntled locals and the family’s outrageously decadent daughters and discovers that something quite unusual is happening at the ranch.
Runtime: 110 min.
As: Adalberto Gonzalez
Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
Runtime: 116 min.
Directed by: Director X.
Gary Kent was the king of B movies in the Sixties and Seventies, working for indie directors from Richard Rush to Ray Dennis Stickler to Al Adamson, but he's tackled even larger real-life challenges.
Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: Joe O'Connell
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Runtime: 101 min.
Directed by: Michael Jai White
As: Mr. Santillan
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Runtime: 114 min.
Directed by: Sean McNamara
As: Cpt. Jones
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Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Don Michael Paul
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Directed by: Gary Wheeler
As: Francisco d'Anconia
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Runtime: 111 min.
Directed by: John Putch
As: Eduardo Valseca
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Runtime: 87 min.
Directed by: Eric Bross
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Runtime: 99 min.
Directed by: Jeffrey Fine
As: Enrique Rodriguez
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Runtime: 86 min.
Directed by: Rashaad Ernesto Green
The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her daughter. Set in the rich and atmospheric backdrop of Tijuana, Mexico, La Linea (The Line) is full of action and drama.
Runtime: 95 min.
Directed by: James Cotten
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Runtime: 97 min.
Directed by: Gareth Maxwell Roberts
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Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Michelle Danner
Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an all-star cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Patricia Arquette, and Luis Guzman.
Runtime: 116 min.
Directed by: Richard Linklater
As: Father Herrera
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Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Kevin James Dobson
A week before her marriage, a woman injures a man in a car accident. As she helps nurse him back to health, she starts to doubt the course her life is taking. Her father, a powerful dictator, is not pleased with the change of plans.
Directed by: Matia Karrell
As: Rick Benes / David Lopez
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Runtime: 95 min.
Directed by: Robert Markowitz
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Runtime: 94 min.
Directed by: Frank Lin
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Runtime: 97 min.
Directed by: Charles Stone III
As: Vargas Mouse
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Runtime: 75 min.
Directed by: Glenn Chaika
As: Philip Solano
A mining businessman gets involved in crimes and murderers as he flees from another businessman who plans to dump nuclear waste illegally in abandoned coal mines in southern Chile
Runtime: 102 min.
Directed by: James Becket
As: Jim the Director
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Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Marois
Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 and get to wear the suit for an hour each in return. But the suit is not just a suit - it makes wishes of the one wearing it come true.
Runtime: 77 min.
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
Runtime: 142 min.
Directed by: Marcos Zurinaga
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Runtime: 89 min.
Directed by: James Merendino
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Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: John Langley
As: Tony Archer
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Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: Graeme Campbell
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Runtime: 128 min.
Directed by: Gregory Nava
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Runtime: 107 min.
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
As: Sgt. Stern
Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before their military careers even begin. Soon, though, they're sent to the Middle East to fight for their country -- which they manage to do in their own wacky ways.
Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Runtime: 110 min.
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences to the rain forest. Kari has mixed feelings about the project, until an accident puts him in the care of a local Indian tribe.
Runtime: 96 min.
Directed by: Mika Kaurismäki
As: Handsome Jack
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Runtime: 93 min.
Directed by: Howard Brookner
As: Paco Moreno
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Runtime: 123 min.
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal