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El Padrino: The Latin Godfather


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  • Actors: Damian Chapa, Jennifer Tilly, Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway, Gary Busey
  • Directors: Damian Chapa
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Digital Sound, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Laguna Productions
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AJJMZA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,096 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "El Padrino: The Latin Godfather" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

The son of a Los Angeles drug dealer tries to follow in his father's footsteps, but he ends up in jail.

Customer Reviews

I really got into the plot and the characters.
Mikla
Star Damian Chapa directed the movie himself, and unfortunately he didn't do a good job directing.
NoWireHangers
Why couldn't they have cast someone else in the part?
T. Tinklepaugh

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NoWireHangers on September 5, 2008
Format: DVD
"El Padrino" is a familiar gangster story. We've seen most of it before. Its main asset is a good cast, including Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway, and Brad Dourif and Gary Busey in minor roles. The biggest problem is the direction. Star Damian Chapa directed the movie himself, and unfortunately he didn't do a good job directing. They should have hired a real director. The action sequences are especially weak, and bad editing doesn't help either.

This is a 2,5 star movie. Since I can't give half stars I give it 3 stars for the good performances.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lee Armstrong HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 10, 2007
Format: DVD
"El Padrino: The Latin Godfather" was directed by Damian Chapa. Chapa also stars as the lead character Kilo. Obviously, Chapa thinks he looks good on film. He's a little too chubby for the traditional leading man role. He looks better with his shirt on. His director (himself) did not give him enough direction to elicit a great performance. Without Chapa, it would have been a better movie. But without him, there would have been no movie.

Chapa did get some nice performances out of his other actors. Jennifer Tilly plays Sabeva, the girl who will parade around in her black lace underwear, make love and slit your throat while you lay in bed. In short, she's quite crazy and not a nice girl. Tilly's lone Oscar nomination came for a supporting role in "Bullets Over Broadway" from 1995.

Sal Lopez plays his sidekick Loco. As you might expect, the character is totally crazy when he's not putting illicit substances up his nose. They he gets really crazy. Lopez has done a lot of television guest appearances including "Touched by an Angel," "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" as well as the film "Paparazzi" in 2004.

Of the smaller character roles, Ileanna Simancas does a nice job as Kilo's wife Christina. She is going for her law degree and urges Kilo to get out of the business. Tommy "Tiny" Lister" plays Kilo's faithful sidekick who stays with him until the closing frame in the final volley of bullets. Gary Busey, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1978 for "The Buddy Holly Story," is crazy as a child predator who gets smoked in prison.

Faye Dunaway won her Oscar in 1976 for "Network" and was twice nominated for "Chinatown" in 1974 and "Bonnie & Clyde" in 1967. She won an Emmy in 1994 for a guest appearance on the "Columbo" TV series.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Ruiz on August 23, 2007
Format: DVD
two things that made this movie horrible. one is the story line. everything moved to fast and didn't give the story time to unravel. there were too many plot holes and loose ends through out the whole movie. two, is jennifer tilly! i couldn't understand a word she said through out the whole movie. her accent made me vomit in my mouth many times. the worse performance i've ever seen.

the whole picture wasn't plausible, made no sense, and a lot more research was desperately needed.

this movie is beyond lame, but if you're like me and like cheesy, stupid gangster movies then by all means torture yourself with this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harry O on December 14, 2012
Format: DVD
Okay - if you rent this movie actually thinking that you're going to get a classic gangster film (come on - produced, written, and directed by Damian Chapra and starring Damian Chapra!??!), then you deserve to sit through more than two hours of this garbage. Sometimes a film like this can offer guilty pleasures, but this one definitely doesn't. Jennifer Tilley and Gary Busey both have had their share of low points in their careers, but their performances here, especially Tilley's as a Colombian (what kind of an accent was that???), are about as low as you can go. A complete waste of time.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By T. Tinklepaugh on April 9, 2007
Format: DVD
Overall its a pretty good movie with one exception the lead actor who you have to follow around for the entire movie. I would have given the movie five stars if only he wasn't in it. He is unable to capture any of the characters requirments, be it evil, happy, lusty, its always the same tone and it never changes. Why couldn't they have cast someone else in the part?

Jennifer Tilly does an outstanding job, she'll make your skin crawl many times durring the film. Gary Busey is equally frightening in his demented role.

Violent, intense, but not too gory. It would be an all time classic again if only the lead had been recast with anyone else, even a reality tv star would have been better. Its really hard to care about a character who is portrayed so badly.
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By Mikla on August 29, 2013
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I have to admit i ws skeptical about watching this movie but I was suprised. I really got into the plot and the characters. Jennifer Tilley is totally insane in this movie and Damien Chapa shows a genuine love for those his employs especially his family. This movie tells us that a good heart person in a bad situation who makes bad decisions still has to pay for what he creates out of greed
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I'll give it 2 stars because at least I could watch the movie. However, the item was nowhere near "Like New" like the description said. The case to the DVD was falling apart and the cover was ripped, torn, and worn. Looks horrible in my movie library.
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By Hermelinda Alegria on December 12, 2013
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I have been looking for this movie for a long time, did find but it was expensive so did not purchase it when saw with you all and the price got have it......
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