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- 1 hr 43 min
La Soga is a Dominican Republic crime drama film that was written by Manny Perez. Directed by Josh Crook, the movie features Manny Perez, Juan Fernandez and Denise Quinones. Based upon actual events, the story unfolds in flashbacks. Luisito (played by screenwriter Manny Perez) is a secret police enforcer for Gen. Colon (played by Juan Fernandez). Luisito and partner, Tavo (played by Hemky Madera) have a license to kill in order to exact instant justice, acting as police, judge and executioner.
As a boy, Luisito (played by Fantino Fernandez) would much prefer playing with the livestock that his father uses as a butcher. His childhood sweetheart, Jenny (played by Leslie Cepeda) is later played later by Puerto Rican Denise Quinones.
In an argument with two drug lords, Luisito's father is killed. Having witnessed it, Luisito can identify the killer.
When he realizes one of the murderers is standing outside the butcher shop, he kills him with an ice pick to the heart. After he is arrested, General Colon, the head of the Dominican secret police (played by Juan Fernandez) seeks him out. The General has plans to capitalize on Luisito's abilities as an assasin.
Luisito becomes an agent known as La Soga. He and partner Tavo cruise around the Dominican Republic offing bad guys as part of their jobs for secret police. Most are summary executions and deportations from the U.S.
The dirty business of the street war continues and becomes corrupted. Simon Burr along with Flannigan work along with the crew to carry out the General's orders. The General is getting kickbacks from the U.S. to handle the criminals that the U.S. is unable to convict in court. He also receives money from Dominican criminals, some of whom wind up on the hit list.
Ultimately, Luisito is only doing this job to get at the man who killed his father - Rafa. The General objects to this and a standoff ensues.
La Soga is a 2009 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 51.