A look at adolescent love set in the Dominican enclaves of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Raising Victor Vargas takes place during a typically blistering New York summer. Young Victor Vargas (Victor Rasuk) sets out to distract public attention from a recent romantic mishap and, in doing so, impress his peers by winning over the beautiful "Juicy" Judy Ramirez (Judy Marte). Trouble is, his greatest obstacle turns out to be his own overbearing, irascible grandmother (Altagracia Guzman). Official Web Site

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Director: Peter Sollett

Cast: Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Melonie Diaz, Altagracia Guzman, Silvestre Rasuk, Krystal Rodriguez, Kevin Rivera, Wilfree Vasquez, Donna Maldonado

MPAA Rating: R

Run Time: 1hr 28mins

Release Year: 2002

Country Of Origin: USA/France