R | | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
In order to increase the tension between Dadinho and Marreco, acting coach Fátima Toledo told teenager Renato de Souza (Marreco) to bully the kid Douglas Silva (Dadinho) for 15 days. In the scene where Marreco slaps Dadinho, Douglas Silva started crying and threatened to abandon the movie, so the angry... ...
Whoa, the chicken ran away. Get that chicken, dude!
Lil' Ze is taken into custody by the police, Rocket runs after the police truck. The Police truck passes by a late - model Chevrolet S10, black, circa 2001. The movie is set in the seventies.
During the end credits there is shown actual real-life footage of the real Mané Galinha, or Knockout-Ned as he is translated into in the American version of the film. This is in fact the same TV interview we see constructed in the film, and we can see that the filmmakers have copied this TV interview down to the smallest detail.
$541,996 (Brazil) (30 August 2002)
$7,563,397 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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