Spoken Word

Overview

A popular West Coast poet reconnects with his ailing father and falls into a dangerous spiral of self-destruction in this drama from Ulee's Gold director Victor Nuñez. When Cruz Montana Kuno Becker takes the stage to recite his poetry, the whole West Coast hangs on his every word. A gifted artist who always speaks from the heart, Cruz is touring the poetry circuit when he learns that his father, Senior Rubén Blades, is dying. Concerned, Cruz races back home to the scenic mountain valley where he grew up to find ...
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Overview

A popular West Coast poet reconnects with his ailing father and falls into a dangerous spiral of self-destruction in this drama from Ulee's Gold director Victor Nuñez. When Cruz Montana Kuno Becker takes the stage to recite his poetry, the whole West Coast hangs on his every word. A gifted artist who always speaks from the heart, Cruz is touring the poetry circuit when he learns that his father, Senior Rubén Blades, is dying. Concerned, Cruz races back home to the scenic mountain valley where he grew up to find that drugs and violence have taken a terrible toll on the once-peaceful community. In no time, Cruz is back working for local criminal kingpin Emilio Miguel Sandoval, the ruthless club owner who used to be Senior's number one partner in crime. In Emilio's world, money comes easy, and beautiful girls are always close by. Now, the longer Cruz remains at home the more his poetry skills begin to deteriorate, and the further he begins to drift from the values he once lived by. Perhaps if Cruz can find a way to reclaim his identity and pull himself back from the brink, the seeds of healing will finally be sewn both within his family and in his troubled community as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • UPC: 812034011217
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Maya Home Ent
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kuno Becker Cruz
Ruben Blades Senior
Miguel Sandoval Emilio
Persia White Shae
Antonio Elias Ramon
Monique Curnen Gabrielle
Rashaan Nall Cloudy
Jernard Burks Renegade
Maurice Compte George
Castulo Guerra Dr. Lopez
Johnnie Hector Luis
Andre Jamal Kinney Roberto
Courtney Cunningham Robin
Stephen Eiland Big Mike
Deborah Chavez Candace
Jerry Angelo Tomás
Nya Marie Serano Rebecca
Brandon Zaragoza Paul
Laurence Chavez Toby
Arron Shiver Orderly
Beth Bailey Reporter
Rick A. Ortega Jr. Sandoval
Joe Manuel Gallegos Aragon
Sophia M. Garcia Mrs. Maestas
Julio Gonzalez Priest
Myrna I. Vigil Josephine
Casey Messer Cheryl
Technical Credits
Victor Nuñez Director, Editor
Jimmy Santiago Baca Screenwriter
Michael Brook Score Composer
Guilherme Campellon Musical Direction/Supervision
William T. Conway Producer, Screenwriter
Justin Geoffroy Editor
Emily Kaye Musical Direction/Supervision
Karen Koch Producer
Virgil Marcus Mirano Cinematographer
Bryce Perrin Production Designer
Joe Ray Sandoval Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Spoken Word
1. I Want to Get Shot [11:19]
2. Home Again [11:35]
3. Happy Thanksgiving [10:44]
4. Rough Landing [11:06]
5. It's Yours [10:32]
6. Writer's Block [15:18]
7. Farewell Christmas [9:47]
8. Don't Hate Me [10:27]
9. Still Family [9:05]
10. Late Last Night [11:22]
11. Credits [4:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Spoken Word
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   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio:
         5.1 Dolby Surround
         2.0 Dolby Stereo
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