The Perez Family

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The Perez Family

immigration independent film woman director political prisoner cuban refugees

The Perez Family

Release Date: May 12, 1995

Year    :   1995
Slogan    :   «On the way to finding a family, she found love.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Samuel Goldwyn Company
Director    :   Mira Nair
Producers    :   Suzanne Smith, Michael Nozik, Billy Hopkins, Kerry Barden, Lydia Dean Pilcher
Writers    :   Robin Swicord, Christine Bell
RunTime    :   113 mins.
Budget    :   11000000
Revenue    :   2832826

In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual resolve to emigrate, Dorita and Juan agree to play along. But it gets complicated when the two begin falling for each other just as Juan reunites with his wife, Carmela, whom he hasn't seen in decades.




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