Where God Left His Shoes

Synopsis: The boxer Frank Diaz loses his fight card on the Christmas Eve. He goes home and tells his wife Angela Diaz. Out of the blue, his family and he are evicted and they have to move to a homeless shelter with their children Justin and Christina. Frank has an application in a real state office that calls him to see an apartment. However Frank needs to have a labor contract to keep the apartment. Frank needs to finds a job on the Christmas Eve to have an apartment for his family. But it is not easy since he is illiterate.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Salvatore Stabile
Production: IFC Films
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Eric, be back in a minute,

all right? Keep hitting.

Hey, Frank.

Frank, you got a minute?

I just got off the phone with the promoter

for the December fight.

- Oh, yeah? What did he say?

- Pulling you from the card.

- You're kidding me.

- No.

Why would they do that?

Come on, Frankie. You know why.

- Yeah.

- Nothing I can do.


Don't worry, papi.

There'll be other fights, right?

Hell, yeah.

I mean, they can't just do that.

You have a contract.

- They can do whatever they want.

- Well, sue them.

Yeah, well, who am I gonna sue?

What, who am I gonna sue?

I can't sue nobody.

- Mom, Justin hit me.

- No, I didn't, she's lying.

Did too!

- No, I didn't!

Did too!

Who was a liar?

- She's lying.

- Just go wash up.

- Dinner's ready.


- Do you see that?


You heard your mother. Get out.

- Well, she just hit...


- But she...



Can Hector do something?

I'm not dealing

with that parasite anymore.

I took all my stuff out of the gym

and out of the locker.


"Oh," what?

What's that supposed to mean?

I was counting on the money.

We have no more.

- What am I gonna do? I'm behind bills...

- I know, I was...

I'm counting on it too, okay?

I'll figure something out, I will.

I promise you, I will. Come on.

- Don't be like that.

- Don't... Don't "come on" me.

Stop it.

Stop it.

- Go to basketball tryouts today?

- No.

Why not?

Because I don't wanna play basketball.

I wanna play football.

He's gonna get hurt if he plays football.

- Tell him he needs to play basketball.

- You need to play basketball.

Wow, that's just the enthusiasm he needs.

- What do you want me to say?

- I want you to encourage him.

I would, but he can't shoot hoops.

- Why not?

Why not?

When he dribbles,

he looks like a retard.

- I can dribble.

No, you can't.

- I can.

- No, you can't.

- Yes, I can.

- I've seen you dribble. You can't dribble.

Your sister dribbles better than you.

- Can I box?

- Can you box?

- What are you gonna box, oranges?

No boxing.

- Out of your head.

- Why not?

Because I say so.

Don't look at me.

If you throw a punch the way you dribble,

you're not even gonna see 13.

I can't be worse than you.

- Hey, what'd you say?

- Nothing.

You said something. I wanna hear it.

- I didn't say anything.

What'd you say?

I didn't say anything.

- So?

- What?

What now? Jesus Christ.

- You check the fuse box?

It's not the fuse box.

We're the only ones out.

Did you pay Con Ed?

You wanna do this in front

of the kids right now?

Can you turn on the lights?

I'm scared.

Oh, sweetie, don't be scared.

Come here, come here, come here.

There's nothing to be scared of.

The dark is actually a lot of fun.

Hey, hey, Justin, grab your plantain

and throw it at me.

- What?

- Come on, throw it at me.

I'll get in trouble.

You're not gonna.

- Throw it at me.

- What are you doing?

- What are you doing?

- Watch.

- Get it in my mouth.

You're cleaning this up, okay?

Yeah, okay, yeah. Come on.

- Ready? You ready?

- All right, watch your sister.

She's gonna outdo you.

One for the team!

One for the team.

- Guess whose turn it is.

- Mom's.

That's right.

- I'm not...

Don't you dare throw that.

Don't throw that at me.

You're playing this game

no matter what.

- That's right, that's right.

I ain't playing this game.

- Yes, you are.

- Come on, concentrate, woman, focus.

Don't throw that at me.

- Open up, Mom.

Come on, it loves you.

Wait, wait, baby,

let me do it, let me do it.

Let me get it, Mama.

Watch, watch.

Come on, open your mouth. She's right.

Come on.

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Salvatore Stabile

Salvatore "Sal" Stabile is an American television and feature film writer, director and producer. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1974, Sal directed his first feature film, Gravesend (1997), when he was 19 years old. Stabile has gone on to write for numerous television shows, including The Sopranos (2001) and Rescue Me (2004). more…

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