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The Sandpit Generals (1971)

R
102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Inspired by the classic novel by Brazilian cultural icon Jorge Amado, this is the story of a gang of homeless children lead by Pedro Bala. Set in Bahia, the film follows the adventures of Bala's gang of under aged outlaws as they steal, ...See moreInspired by the classic novel by Brazilian cultural icon Jorge Amado, this is the story of a gang of homeless children lead by Pedro Bala. Set in Bahia, the film follows the adventures of Bala's gang of under aged outlaws as they steal, rape, find love, "capoeira" (a Brazilian form of martial arts) and African-Brazilian religion. Written by Cristian "Albator" Redferne See less
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Jorge Amado (novel "Capitães da Areia") (story) | Hall Bartlett
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Updated Jul 31, 1971

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Aug 1972 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Ademir Da Silva
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Dorival Caymmi
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Peter Nielsen
Lollipop Lollipop   See fewer
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Mark De Vries
Dry Turn Dry Turn   See fewer
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Butch Patrick
No Legs No Legs   See fewer
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John Rubinstein
Professor Professor   See fewer
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Kent Lane
Bullet Bullet   See fewer
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Alejandro Rey
Fr. Jose Pedro Fr. Jose Pedro   See fewer
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Aloysio Oliveira
Chancellor Chancellor   See fewer
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Lorrene Baker
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Marisa Urban
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Marian Fraser
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William Hobson
Rich Man Rich Man   See fewer
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Creusa Millet
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Macio
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Jimmy Fraser
Dora's Brother Dora's Brother   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 413 votes