Come And Take It Day

2001, Movie, NR, 80 mins

Modest on-camera talent keeps this ingenious script from taking off, but writer-director Jim Mendiola makes clever use of historical legend as the basis for a crime story moored to a tragic legacy. In South Texas, ex-con Jesse (Jesse Borrego) and his comic-book loving cousin, Miguel (Jacob Vargas), work at menial restaurant jobs. Embittered by poverty, Jesse enjoys Miguel’s hero worship of Latino hero Gregorio Cortez (the subject of 1982's THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ). Because the cousins believe they're Cortez's descendants, Miguel hopes to create a graphic novel about the folk hero's exploits. Falsely accused of horse stealing in 1901, Cortez eluded the Texas Ran...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 80 mins

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