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Compadres (2016)

Title: Compadres
Rating: R
Directed by: Enrique Begne
Written by: Enrique Begne, Ted Perkins and Gabriel Ripstein
Starring: Omar Chaparro, Joey Morgan and Eric Roberts
Release Date: 4/22/2016
Running Time: 101 minutes

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After being released from prison, former Mexican cop GARZA (Omar Chaparro) seeks revenge on SANTOS (Erick Elias). Santos has kidnapped his girlfriend MARIA (Aislinn Derbez) and framed him for a crime he didn’t commit. With the help of his former boss CORONADO (José Sefami), Garza manages to escape with a tip about how to find Santos which leads him to San Diego in search of an “accountant.” This said accountant is responsible for stealing $10 million dollars from Santos and may know Santos’ whereabouts. When Garza arrives, he is shocked to find that the infamous accountant is a 17 year old American computer hacker named VIC (Joey Morgan). Despite an immediate disdain for each other, these two divided by culture, language and age, realize that Garza’s low tech brain and Vic’s high tech hacker skills may be their only chance at finding Santos before he finds them. Its Midnight Express meets About a Boy in this Lionsgate / Televisa double crossing, cross cultural action comedy. The movie stars Omar Chaparro, one of Mexico’s and the US Hispanic’s biggest comedians and Aislinn Derbez; a rising star and Eugenio Derbez’s daughter.

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Dedications: To my true compadres, my children Emiliano and Diego. To Lucy Ruiz de Pena “la mojarrita” for putting up with my absences and supporting me blindly. To my beloved Patricio and Maria Paula. To Lila for supporting me always.

Busco novio para mi mujer (2016)*


Title: Busco novio para mi mujer
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Enrique Begne
Written by: Enrique Begne, Leticia López Margalli, Gabriel Ripstein and Pablo Solarz
Starring: Arath de la Torre, Sandra Echeverría and Jesús Ochoa
Release Date: 2/19/2016
Running Time: 92 minutes

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Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer is a hilarious comedy about Paco (Arath de la Torre), so fed up with his nagging and nitpicking wife Dana (Sandra Echeverría) that he comes up with an ingenious plan to end the unhappy union- find her a boyfriend by hiring a professional seducer nicknamed “El Taiger” to whisk her off her feet and out of the marriage. But even the best laid plans can backfire when love is involved.

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Dedication: A mi Juliana, tan lista y tan bonita.

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission

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