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Year: 2009
USA: Screen Media Ventures
Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Erika Alexander, Talisa Soto Bratt, Max Rosenak, Patrick Shining Elk, Big Spence, Ruben Gonzalez, Tina Huang, Melvina Jones, Rene Quinones, Anthony Santana
Director: Peter Bratt
Country: USA
USA: 117 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some violence and sexual content
USA Release Date: 9 April 2010 (Limited Release)


Set in the colorful, seedy streets of the San Francisco district that bears its name, LA MISSION is a story of redemption imbued with the curative power of Aztec tradition. Respected, and feared, as the baddest Latino on the block, Che (Benjamin Bratt), a former criminal and recovering alcoholic, resorts to violence and intimidation to get what he wants.

A bus driver by day, Che lives for his beloved son, Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez), his lifelong friends and his passion for lowrider cars. But Che's macho world is crushed when he discovers that Jesse is gay. Che then reacts in the only way he knows, violence. Enter Lena (Erika Alexander), Che's attractive neighbor and a force to be reckoned with. As a mutual attraction develops, Lena challenges Che to reconcile with his son.

From acclaimed director Peter Bratt, LA MISSION is a haunting story of one man's struggle to overcome homophobia and break the cycle of violence that has haunted his life, and to heal and transform himself and his family in the process.

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