Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

Raising Victor Vargas
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance, Urban
Keywords adolescence, coming-of-age, dramedy, siblings, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Eva Vives From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Tim Orr Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Sollett Story By n/a 120779 4000002
Peter Sollett Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Sollett Producer n/a 3 3000004
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Myron Kerstein Editor n/a 172 7000001
Roy Nathanson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jill Newell Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Steve Bourne Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Ulysses Torrero Casting n/a 179 10000001
Judy Becker Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Bill Ware Music n/a 120781 8000002
Tracy McKnight Music Supervisor Music Consultant 120872 8000003
Alain De La Mata Producer n/a 3 3000003
Scott Macaulay Producer n/a 3 3000002
Altagarcia Guzman Actor Grandmother 1 1000006
Silvestre Rasuk Actor Nino 1 1000007
Melonie Diaz Actor Melonie 1 1000005
Krystal Rodriguez Actor Vicky 1 1000004
Judy Marte Actor Judy 1 1000002
Sylvestre Rasuk Actor Nino 1 1000003
Kevin Rivera Actor Harold 1 1000008
Wilfree Vasquez Actor Carlos 1 1000009
Peter Sollett Director n/a 2 2000001
Robin O'Hara Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Ramos Actor Macho 1 1000012
Alex Garcia Actor Al 1 1000011
Donna Maldonado Actor Donna 1 1000010
Victor Rasuk Actor Victor 1 1000001
Synopsis
Manhattan's gritty, majestic Lower East Side is the sweltering romantic playground for Victor Vargas, a self-styled teenaged Casanova who, despite his adolescent hubris, has a lot to learn about love. Eager to protect his street-cred after his friends discover he's been sleeping with upstairs neighbour "Fat Donna", Victor sets out to nab a new girl. Much to her annoyance, popular "Juicy Judy" Ramirez finds herself the object of Victor's relentless attention. After a humiliating series of public rejections, Victor strikes a bargain with Judy's younger brother Carlos. In exchange for a date with Victor's younger sister, Vicky, Carlos will help Victor win Judy's affections. His plan proves successful and Judy agrees to tolerate him as "her new man," securing Victor's place high atop the neighbourhood's social pecking order. Unfortunately, his cantankerous old-school grandmother, with whom he and his siblings live, is convinced that Victor's teen-age sexual antics make him a bad kid. Caught between regaining his grandmother's trust and helping his kid brother and sister negotiate the oft-baffling ways of the world, Victor discover that there's a difference between acting like a man and becoming one.