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Chop Shop

  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2008
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama


A 12-year-old youth and his older sister live in the no-man’s land that is known as the Iron Triangle: a 20-block stretch of junkyards and chop shops (where stolen cars are dismantled for parts), overshadowed by Shea Stadium’s giant billboard: “Make Dreams Happen.” Young Alejandro (Alejandro Polanco) lives and works in an auto-body shop, apprenticing as a mechanic and hustling clients for his no-nonsense boss. With a mixture of childlike naiveté and adult ambition, he obsessively saves money to buy a...more

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