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A Better Life (2011)

PG-13
98 min | Drama, Romance

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Director
Writers
Eric Eason (screenplay) | Roger L. Simon (story)
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Missy Stewart (as Melissa Stewart)
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$ 10,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 62,087
Gross (USA)
$ 1,759,252
Gross (World)
$ 1,863,419
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Release date
Jun 24, 2011 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Demián Bichir
Carlos Galindo (as Demian Bichir) Carlos Galindo (as Demian Bichir)   See fewer
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Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo
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Joaquín Cosio
Blasco Martinez Blasco Martinez   See fewer
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José Julián
Luis Galindo Luis Galindo   See fewer
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Nancy Lenehan
Mrs. Donnelley Mrs. Donnelley   See fewer
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Bobby Soto
Facundo Facundo   See fewer
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Chelsea Rendon
Ruthie Valdez Ruthie Valdez   See fewer
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Trampas Thompson
School Security Officer School Security Officer   See fewer
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Tim Griffin
Juvie Officer Juvie Officer   See fewer
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Valorie Hubbard
School Secretary School Secretary   See fewer
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Carlos Linares
Santiago Santiago   See fewer
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Robert Peters
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Richard Cabral
Marcelo Valdez Marcelo Valdez   See fewer
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Bella Balajadia
Bella (as Isabella Balajadia) Bella (as Isabella Balajadia)   See fewer
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Luis Colocio
Ruthie's Uncle (as Luis A. Colocio) Ruthie's Uncle (as Luis A. Colocio)   See fewer
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Ray Moreno
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Yelyna De Leon
Ruthie's Mother Ruthie's Mother   See fewer
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Tadie Acosta
Young Woman (as Taide Acosta) Young Woman (as Taide Acosta)   See fewer
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Joe Renteria
Bearded Man Bearded Man   See fewer
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Isidro Vallin
Payaso Payaso   See fewer
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Magi Avila
Shot Girl Shot Girl   See fewer
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Henry Ambriz
Mexican Singer Mexican Singer   See fewer
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Miguel Alejandro Gaxiola
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Jorge Arturo Gaxiola
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Charles Currier
Auto Mart Security Guard Auto Mart Security Guard   See fewer
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Marlon Correa
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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Adrian Mojica
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Todd Felix
Gabe Wettenal Gabe Wettenal   See fewer
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Rey (as J. Eddie Martinez) Rey (as J. Eddie Martinez)   See fewer
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Jason Medwin
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Tom Schanley
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Ruben Avitia
ICE Officer (uncredited) ICE Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rico Devereaux
Bouncer (uncredited) Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maynor Lopez
Gardener (uncredited) Gardener (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrizia Medrano
Dancer in Nightclub (uncredited) Dancer in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Paez
Nicaraguan (uncredited) Nicaraguan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Abraham Rubio
Club Bouncer (uncredited) Club Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tatiana Sarasty
Young Woman (uncredited) Young Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 14,347 votes