Search

» » Melting Pot (1998)

Short summary

An East L.A working stiff is bullied by his wife to run for a City Council position against a well-organized recognized political figure.
An East L.A working stiff is bullied by his wife to run for a City Council position against a well-organized recognized political figure.

Trailers "Melting Pot (1998)"

User reviews


  • comment
    • Author: Perilanim
    I was flipping channels and happened upon this little gem of a film. Paul Rodriguez gives a great performance, portraying a house painter who runs for City Council and gets a real taste of the political world. His opponent, CCH Pounder, is marvelous as a former radical turned world weary politician. Una Damon is great as the campaign manager and Cliff Robertson really gives a down to earth, understated performance as the retiring councilman Rodriguez and Pounder hope to replace. One note; when I saw the listing for this film it was titled "The Race".
  • comment
    • Author: Jerdodov
    Every single possible way to smear and dig in a political race is used in this movie. Each of the two political foes gets to go through both good and bad moments as they claw to office. Former Stand up comedian Paul Rodriquez and the unappreciated CCH Pounder play the running mates well with Cliff Robertson(Spider-Man) as the retiring councilman, Una Damon as the political adviser to CCH Pounder, and Peter Krause("Sports Night" and "Six Feet Under") as the reporter. Eighties survivors Paul Bartel and Jennifer Balgobin have little roles. An odd little movie with a nice sense of humor that I purchased for Jennifer Balgobin and ended up not disappointed even with the usual short screen time of Jennifer Balgobin. No racial group is painted in an unfair way.
  • comment
    • Author: Acebiolane
    This is a great little movie, the kind that critics would have raved if it had achieved theatrical release. Some of the racial sterotypes pointed out are spot-on, as well as the political sell-outs that occur in reaction to them. I too stumbled upon it and was glad that I was late for work after watching it.
  • Cast overview, first billed only:
    Paul Rodriguez Paul Rodriguez - Gustavo Alvarez
    CCH Pounder CCH Pounder - Lucinda Davis
    Cliff Robertson Cliff Robertson - Jack Durmann
    Una Damon Una Damon - Chungmi Kong
    Annette Murphy Annette Murphy - Reyna Álvarez
    Efren Ramirez Efren Ramirez - Miguel Álvarez
    Lillian Hurst Lillian Hurst - Grandma Álvarez
    Peter Krause Peter Krause - Pedro Marine
    Danielle Nicolet Danielle Nicolet - Deuandranice
    Judy Herrera Judy Herrera - Dolores
    Winston J. Rocha Winston J. Rocha - Carlos (as Winston Rocha)
    Corwin Moore Corwin Moore - Tyrone
    Belinda Waymouth Belinda Waymouth - Lena Warburton
    Brian Poth Brian Poth - Walter Cahill Jr.
    Leticia Robles Leticia Robles - Latina Reporter
    All rights reserved © 2017-2019 hd.thomson-multimedia.com