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Chop Shop (2007)

Chop Shop
7.5 Rating
(30 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Alejandro Polanco

Alejandro Polanco

Ale
Isamar Gonzales

Isamar Gonzales

Isamar
Rob Sowulski

Rob Sowulski

Rob
Carlos Zapata

Carlos Zapata

Carlos
Anthony Felton

Anthony Felton

Carlos's Uncle
Evelisse

Evelisse 'Lilah' Ortiz

Lilah
Michael

Michael 'Gringo' Nieto

Construction Foreman


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Bahareh Azimi

Bahareh Azimi

(written by)
Ramin Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani

(written by)


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Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his 16-year-old sister, Isamar.
Release date: 27 February 2008
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