Illegal Tender

R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Wilson De Leon Jr. (Rick Gonzalez) is a young man with a bright future; he is enrolled in college, and has a mother (Wanda De Jesus) and girlfriend who adore him. When an enemy from his mother's past tracks them down, Wilson and his mother must join forces to protect their loved ones and avenge the murder of his father.

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Genres: Crime drama, Action

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Illegal Tender (2007)

Release Date: August 24th, 2007|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • Quite an entertaining genre piece boasting a terrifically sinewy lead performance from Wanda De Jesus. show more

  • As it is, Illegal Tender works as a melodrama, and it benefits enormously from the performance of Wanda DeJesus. show more

  • The movie's a genuine oddity: a Latino action drama with one foot in bullet-spitting genre flicks -- '70s blaxploitation and '80s coke-kingpin films are the primary reference points -- and the other in raggedly personal family melodrama. show more

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  • June 12, 2011 Rochelle
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    Not a bad movie - certainly action-packed, it holds your interest. And I especially like the mom - what a tough broad this is!

  • February 07, 2011 TWEETYORTIZ
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    i love this movie, it's my mom, lil sis and mine favorite..... i can't get enough of rick gonzalez.. my future husband...

  • February 06, 2009 Fredrick&Regenia
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    I absolutely loved this movie. I loved how 'Millie' took charge of her and the lives of her sons. She showed her strength from the very beginning of the movie. She did what she had to do to protect them and made sure that they were financially stable enough to make it on their own. I see so much of myself in her character only I don't have the money. I congratulate John Singleton and the rest of the cast and crew for a film well worth the time, money and effort it took to produce and direct.

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