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.
There's a scene in which the young Buscapé (Luis Otávio) laughs at his brother Marreco (Renato de Souza) after the latter is slapped by their father. The laughter was not scripted, but Otávio couldn't stop it. So de Souza improvised, telling his young brother "not to laugh ... ...
Whoa, the chicken ran away. Get that chicken, dude!
In the scene where the tender trio are robbing the gas man and giving out the free gas, when the police arrive and the gang are running off, in the back ground there is a woman in a yellow dress carrying a big gas canister, yet in the next shot she is seen running in the same spot without the gas.
There are no actor credits in the opening credits.
$541,996 (Brazil) (30 August 2002)
$7,563,397 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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