Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2008)

91 min | Comedy

Born Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at 3 months old, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny (Lupe Ontiveros) and step-father (Danny Trejo) and raised to be a good, God-fearing Mexican with a love for ...See moreBorn Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at 3 months old, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny (Lupe Ontiveros) and step-father (Danny Trejo) and raised to be a good, God-fearing Mexican with a love for ranchero music. At age 33, in his "Jesus Year," and now known as Juan Francés, he is a gardener/janitor-by-day but has been blessed by the Virgin of Guadalupe with the talent to sing like the angels. He takes his ranchero act from the small, half-empty soccer bars in East L.A., to a larger music festival audience where he is discovered and quickly swept into Mexican pop stardom. Caught in the whirlwind of fame, Juan's everyman appearance and musical style undergo a celebrity make-over. He changes his name to "El Guero" and his songs for the working man are transformed into heartless Reggaeton. When the dark truth about Juan's history is revealed to him, he must ask himself: Will he choose the Mexican man in his heart, or the bald pink guy in the mirror? Written by Anonymous See less
Read more: Plot summary
Director
Cinematographer
Production Designer
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Box Office
Opening weekend
$2,330
Gross (US & Canada)
$3,271
Gross (World)
$3,271
See all box office data

Release date
Jul 25, 2008 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
23 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Spencer John French
Juan Frances Juan Frances   See fewer
Members only
Top 5000
Members only
Members only
María Esquivel
Angelica Angelica   See fewer
Members only
Sam Golzari
Mahmood Mahmood   See fewer
Members only
Members only
David Franco
Narcisso Narcisso   See fewer
Members only
Zibby Allen
Juan Frances Fan Juan Frances Fan   See fewer
Members only
Nick Rey Angelus
Juan Francis Bullie Juan Francis Bullie   See fewer
Members only
Patricia Belcher
Sister Agatha Sister Agatha   See fewer
Members only
Kerry Carney
Mrs. French Mrs. French   See fewer
Members only
Roseny Carrero
Wife of parademic Wife of parademic   See fewer
Members only
Jeffrey Emerson
Ryan, Heath Ledger's Stand-In Ryan, Heath Ledger's Stand-In   See fewer
Members only
Maria Forero
Girl Fan #2 Girl Fan #2   See fewer
Members only
Amy French
Amelia Amelia   See fewer
Members only
Louis Jacobs
Philip Fancydance Philip Fancydance   See fewer
Members only
Jean McGowan
Angry Redhead Angry Redhead   See fewer
Members only
Hayden Angus Moore
Baby Juan Baby Juan   See fewer
Members only
Danny Mora
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
Members only
Alan Oppenheimer
Mr. French Mr. French   See fewer
Members only
Tony Sagastizado I
Henchman Henchman   See fewer
Members only
Steve Wilcox
Real Fan Real Fan   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.7 / 10 | 48 votes