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Instructions Not Included (2013)

No se aceptan devoluciones (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Vázquez ...
Valentín niño
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Johnny Bravo
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Leia Freitas ...
Amante Brasileña
Ángela Moreno ...
Amante dominicana
Gilda Gentile ...
Amante argentina
Nancy Taira ...
Amante oriental
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Sammy Pérez ...
Sammy
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Agustín Bernal ...
Lupe
Gregg Lucas ...
Agente migración
Roger Cudney ...
Abogado Julie
Migael Penix ...
Portero hotel L.A.
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Frank Ryan
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Storyline

Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy womanizer, until a former fling, a young American named Julie, leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie's birth mom, Julie, shows up out of the blue after six years after turning her own life around and wants full custody of Maggie, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter - and his best friend. Written by Pantaleon Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life doesn't care if you're ready.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Instructions Not Included  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,378,558, 1 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,467,206

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,067,206
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The highest-grossing Spanish-language film released in the United States. [Jan 2014] See more »

Quotes

Maggie: [Performing a ritual with a charm after a stunt] No fall, nor wound, nor aching head... can stop this charm from bringing you back from the dead!
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Soundtracks

Come Fly With Me
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Best Movie!!!!
13 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm really proud of Eugenio Derbez, this movie has everything!!!! Drama,comedy, suspense. From laughs to tears. This has been the first movie that I go and had to wait for 3 hours because the first show times were SOLD OUT! Plus, I had to stay in line 1 hr before the movie started. Many people, especially white people were really curious and surprised to see the long line just to see a movie, which wasn't just any movie, it was a movie made by someone who after a great success, hasn't forgotten his culture, his fans and his true personality. I love the fact that it doesn't have great special effects, but it's competing against Hollywood movies. Many critics may disagree, but the real Latino community knows Eugenio's efforts. He has won an important place in many Latino countries because he started from the bottom, with struggles, up and downs, and haven't given in and is very loved. Eugenio Derbez is a genius!


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