A Better Life

A Better Life (2011)

Every father wants more for his son.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2011-06-24
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 122 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: McLaughlin Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
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A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.

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  • Demián Bichir

    as Carlos Riquelme
  • José Julián

    as Luis Galindo
  • Chelsea Rendon

    as Ruthie Valdez
  • Dolores Heredia

    as Anita
  • Joaquín Cosío

    as Blasco Martinez
  • Carlos Linares

    as Santiago
  • Bobby Soto

    as Facundo
  • Nancy Lenehan

    as Mrs. Donnely
  • Gabriel Chavarria

    as Ramon
  • Tim Griffin

    as Charlie
  • Olivia Presley

    as Rude busrider
  • Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo

Camera Javier Aguirresarobe Director of Photography
Production Joseph Middleton Casting
Production Paul Junger Witt Producer
Production Tony Thomas Executive Producer
Sound Alexandre Desplat Original Music Composer
Directing Chris Weitz Director
Production Chris Weitz Producer
Art Missy Stewart Production Design
Production Jami Gertz Producer
Sound Scott Hecker Supervising Sound Editor
Art Bryan Venegas Set Decoration
Production Carla Hool Casting
Camera Ian Fox Camera Operator
Production Laura Greenlee Unit Production Manager
Production Laura Greenlee Co-Producer
Art Christopher Tandon Art Direction
Writing Eric Eason Screenplay
Writing Roger L. Simon Story
Editing Peter Lambert Editor
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Visual Effects Dottie Starling Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Trampas Thompson Stunt Coordinator
Directing Liliana M. Molina Script Supervisor
Camera Kirk R. Gardner Camera Operator
Camera Kirk R. Gardner Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Elaine Montalvo Costume Design
Production Robb Earnest Production Supervisor
Production Christian McLaughlin Producer
Sound Alexandra Patsavas Music Supervisor
Production Stacey Lubliner Producer
Sound Yehuda Maayan Sound Mixer