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Crónicas (2004)

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A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

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Sebastián Cordero
9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Manolo Bonilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damián Alcázar ... Vinicio Cepeda
Peki Andino Peki Andino ... Sargento Saltos (as Peky Andino)
Amira Bustamante Amira Bustamante ... Señorita Autógrafo
Carlos Cedeño Carlos Cedeño ... Hombre Enfurecido 2
Andrés Crespo Andrés Crespo ... Preso Medio Gramo
Elena Del Rocío Murillo Elena Del Rocío Murillo ... Partera
Susana Díaz Nieto Susana Díaz Nieto ... Secretaria Sociedad Biblica
Jaime Estrada Jaime Estrada ... Señor Limpieza
Washington Garzón Washington Garzón ... Joseph Juan
Ricardo Paul Gonzalez Ricardo Paul Gonzalez ... Policía Mina
Patricia Higuera Patricia Higuera ... Reportera
Hugo Idrovo Hugo Idrovo ... Lic. Orestes Zambrano
Víctor Feratio Jiménez Víctor Feratio Jiménez ... Roger
Adrián Layana Adrián Layana ... Joven Violento
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Storyline

When the star of a sensationalistic Miami news show travels to the Ecuadorian coastal village of Babahoyo to cover the story of a serial killer who hunts children, his personal ambition gets out of hand, and his pursuit of a moment of glory carries tragic consequences. Written by Juan Tovar & Mandy Goldberg

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If It's On TV, It Must Be The Truth. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico | Ecuador

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

6 October 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cronicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Babahoyo, Ecuador See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$143,271 (Mexico), 21 April 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,263, 10 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$299,261, 30 October 2005
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Colombian actor John Leguizamo's first film in Spanish. As all of his projects have been in English, he felt awkward talking in Spanish while acting. He felt he didn't know the language. See more »

Soundtracks

EL PICÓ
Written by Rafael Gómez/Pablo Estacio and Sebastián Araujo
Performed by Bacalao Men
Courtesy and license of Discos Obeso / Pacanins
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Great movie!
31 January 2006 | by ltgavilanesSee all my reviews

Thank you for bringing up the story about the terror that affected many Ecuadorian families. I think the actors did a great job, they were very convincing. I watched the movie with my American girlfriend and she was very moved. However, I am from Edcuador and I lived in Guayaquil when those crimes happened. The real name of the the killer was Daniel Barbosa Camargo and his real nickname was the Monster of the Andes. There were a couple of things that did not match the time frame when that happened. First of all, the flip flap cell phones were not invented then. Second of all, I am willing to bet that the bar where the actors were drinking at, did not have a color TV but an old beat up black and white TV set. I was a little disappointed with the end of the movie. I thought they were going to show at least in writing what happened to the Monster after he was incarcerated like the fact that he was killed inside prison and more than likely tortured like hell before that happened. A very important issue that could have been part of the movie was the fact that at the time there were conspiracy theories, stories about a dark SUV that was picking up the victims and also the theory that there were more than just one killer. Nobody in Ecuador believed at first that such a little fragile looking man like Camargo could have committed all those crimes. I hope that in the future you can make another film and continue with the story in a more realistic manner. I am open for comments if you need my assistance. Best regards.


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