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Rubén Blades
Born July 16, 1948 (age 71)
Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades (Spanish pronunciation: [ru'ßem 'blaðes] but ['bleðz] in Panama and within the family), is a Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban, salsa, and Latin jazz genres. As a songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of... full bio
Fear the Walking Dead
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 44min
A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.
Color of Night
[1994]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 2h 1min
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A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.
Cradle Will Rock
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 12min
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A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Imagining Argentina
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 47min
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Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.
The Milagro Beanfield War
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 57min
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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon... see more
Secuestro express
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 26min
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Young couple Carla (Maestro) and Martin (Leroux) are abducted by three men and spend a terrifying night in Caracas as they wait for Carla's father (Blades) to hand over the ransom.
Assassination Tango
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a general in Buenos Aires. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture.
Fatal Beauty
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 44min
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Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty" begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike Marshak works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is "clean". Mike becomes Rita's constant... see more
Critical Condition
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 40min
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Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.
Disorganized Crime
[1989]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 38min
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Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.
Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 25min
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Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970's. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even ran for President of his native Panama. He lives in New York, where he shares his life at home and on tour with the... see more
The Josephine Baker Story
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 10min
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success takes Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing causes an international sensation. Through her marriages to an Italian pseudo-count and orchestra leader, to her bond with army officer Sydney Williams... see more
Spin
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 47min
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Young Eddie loses his parents in an accident and his uncle leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic rancher. In high school he reconnects with a girl from his past, and their grow an interracial relationship.
The Maldonado Miracle
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 39min
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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.
Crazy from the Heart
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 34min
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A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.
Scorpion Spring
[1996]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 1h 30min
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On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat. They are offered a ride by two unsuspecting travelers. Claiming to be illegal aliens looking for a better life in America, Astor and his captive draw the innocent travelers into a dangerous world controlled by the ruthless drug lord El Rojo.
Invasión
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, War | 1h 34min
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INVASION is a documentary about the collective memory of a country. The invasion of Panama by the U.S in 1989 serves as an excuse to explore how a people remember, transform, and often forget their past in order re-define their identity and become who they are today.
Spoken Word
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 56min
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A San Francisco spoken word artist returns to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his "voice" as he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.
Dead Man Out
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 27min
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A psychiatrist is sent to evaluate if a convicted multiple murderer who's awaiting execution on Death Row for eighth year now and whose behavior during that time got more and more erratic is still mentally fit to be executed.
Gideon's Crossing
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Ben Gideon is a doctor of great skill, he also has a great bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Based on the work of Dr. Jerome Groupman, Gideon fights to inspire the next generation of doctors.
Miracle on Interstate 880
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Yo soy la Salsa
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 21min
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More than a genre , the salsa was a cultural movement that arose in a time of need for strengthening the Latino culture and spread across the world with such force that 50 years later still moving the feet of the dancers in the most inhospitable corners world . At the heart of the movement is the figure of Johnny Pacheco , who know as one of the great musical legacy responsible for gender salsa.
Crossover Dreams
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h 26min
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Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.
The Last Fight
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 26min
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Singer-turned-boxer Andy 'Kid' Clave signs a contract with a shady promoter Joaquin Vargas. But Clave turns against Vargas when the promoter's thugs kill Clave's girlfriend when he thinks about backing out of the contract. While seeking a way to get revenge against Vargas, Clave learns that he has a blood clot in his head. But nothing will deter him from getting his revenge and making a shot at the... see more
Safe House
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1h 55min
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A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
The Counsellor
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 57min
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A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 42min
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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Predator 2
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 48min
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Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.
Hands of Stone
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Biography, Drama | 1h 51min
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The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
The Devil's Own
[1997]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 51min
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A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.
All the Pretty Horses
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 1h 56min
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Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.
Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 25min
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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.
Talking Dead
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 44min
A talk show about The Walking Dead (2010) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015).
The Two Jakes
[1990]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 17min
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The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.
Mo' Better Blues
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 2h 10min
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Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
Life with Mikey
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family | 1h 31min
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Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal with another agency who's not above bribery to get the kids to sign with them. One day Michael meets a girl named Angie and she's a real spitfire. Michael thinks she... see more
The Super
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 35min
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Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.
Chinese Box
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Homeboy
[1988]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 56min
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A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who's planing a big score.
A Million to Juan
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 37min
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Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in 30 days. Initially he uses the check to convince people to extend credit to him. In the meantime he also attracts a woman who is in a dead end relationship... see more
Paco de Lucía: A Journey
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 35min
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Documentary about guitar genius Paco de Lucía and his contributions to flamenco music.
The Lemon Sisters
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups in this self-indulgent comedy.
Resurrection Blvd.
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Daily troubles and triumphs of a struggling caring Latino family .
One Man's War
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.
Documentary | 1h 30min
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Documentary about the presence of Latin American culture and actors in American movies.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 51min
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A protest organization of rock musicians musically declare their boycott of a major South African resort and the making of that video is discussed.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 36min
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