From Mexico with Love

Synopsis: Hector, a young Mexican national and border-crossing migrant farm laborer, has boxing abilities just like his late father had. He could perhaps be good if he learned to think along with his pummeling, then he could do better for his ailing mother than pull in a few side dollars from small-time, illegal gambling fights. Getting on the bad side of racist Texas farmer Big Al and his cocky, pugilist son Robert, puts Hector in touch with an alcoholic trainer named Billy who, nevertheless, can teach him to be better. It all comes down to an arranged, high-stakes match between Hector and the 20-pounds more muscular Robert in which Hector's only hope is to demonstrate he can keep his head in the game.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Jimmy Nickerson
Production: Roadside Attractions
96 min

How much is a man worth?

Four bucks an hour

for the lucky ones.

How do you feed your family?

Where do you find hope

when your name

isn't even worth writing down?

There's a big fence separating

the rich and the poor,

bigger than the one

dividing the land

and much harder to climb.

Where does a man get

his strength to survive?

From his will to fight.

I come from a people of fighters,

who fight because they have to.

How much is a man worth?

It depends on which side

of the fence you're on

the day you were born.

From Mexico With Love

Laredo, Texas

Tensions at the border

continue to escalate

as Congress decreed

that a double reinforced

steel and wire fence

be built along portions... National Guard troops

take positions along the border

for an extended period of time.

This is

the United States Border Patrol.

You have illegally entered

into U.S. territory.



Hands up!

Los manos arriba todos!

Los manos arriba!

- Let's go.

- Que se meten por adentro.

Inside everybody.

Por adentro, por adentro.

Look out, I gotcha there.

- Tito!

- Hey, Pete.

- Hey, you like this one?

- God, darn it!

Man, that's a huge one!

- Ain't she beautiful?

- About the biggest one I've ever seen!

She'll catch a good price.

There you go, baby.

How big you think that is?

I don't know,

about five, six pounds.

God dog. Man.

You out here alone?

Just me and the snakes, brother.

Hey, I got to check

the back of your van.

Do what you

got to do, brother.

All right.

Nice! Looks like

business has been good.

I can't complain.

I saw you got yourself

a pretty good catch this afternoon.

Yeah, every day, 24/7.

Well, you got your majalos,

I got my snakes, brother.

Business is good for us both.

Just stay out of trouble, Tito.

Hey, you know me.

The first thing I learned,

how not to get bit.

Come on, man,

you're late, late, late.

Come on, let's go!

This is all you can find?

I thought you put the word out.

I did put the word out,

but everyone prefers

the action at Red's.

All right! Fight night at Giorgi's.

Here we go.

Ready to make some money?

Let's go.

Better, better, better, bet, bet, bet!

Come on, three to one odds.

Let's do it.

Hold on, all right.

You got it.

Good! AII right!

We'll get some money.

We get all of the money.

That's what we like.

Any more? Two to one?

There you go.

Giorgi, I'll go for 25, man!

He's betting on himself!

Look out!

Twenty-five, we got that.

Big guy!

Big one, he looks tough.

Come on!


Yo, Tito.

- You're late.

- I'm sorry.

Go. Come on.

Get in there.

- You got the medicine?

- Yeah.

All right.

- Hey.

- What?

You know them?

I don't know.

They come in different shifts.

Could be someone else.

What are you doing?

We can't let them find

them now, Tito.

Yeah, they'll find 'em for sure

you start shooting.

Get out of here.

Come on, man!

Step out.











You okay?

Yeah, we're

looking for another one now.

Just looking for another one.

Come on.

Who wants to fight?

You okay for another fight?

Hey, okay,

we need another fighter.

Looking for somebody.

- Look at him. He's tired.

- Who wants to fight?

- He almost lost that one!

- I'm tired.

What the hell is going on?

It's a garage, Tito.

No one thinks otherwise.

All right, I'll get them out.

- Vamanos, vamanos.

- Look, Tito...

we need the money, man.

What, from a bunch of drunks?

I got enough shit happening

on the border already, okay?

I don't need this shit!

Gente, servicios a la derecha,

agua fresca a la izquierda.

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