After the death of his parents Jesse Torres leaves his childhood cattle ranch for the Bright Lights of the Big City.

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After the death of his parents Jesse Torres leaves his childhood cattle ranch for the Bright Lights of the Big City. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Tom, Jesse finds himself in a squalid neighborhood of drugs, gangs and broken dreams. Tom’s become a drug addict and is in deep to the local gangs which strains their friendship. Struggling with his new life, Jesse finds solace in a local girl, Lil’ Bit, but as the romance blossoms Jesse finds himself confronted by the neighborhood mobster, Capone (Danny Trejo) who owns her. Now faced with a drug addicted best friend, an angry mobster and his girlfriend’s freedom, Jesse must make some hard choices with dangerous consequences.


Running Time: 98 minutes
Format: 1:78 (HD)
Sound: Dolby SR
Rating: Pending
Genre: Urban, Romance, Action
Language: English
Country: USA
Website: www.RancheroTheMovie.com


Best of Festival – Indie Fest USA
Audience Award for Best Feature – SENE Film, Arts, and Music Festival
Best Screenplay – South East New England Film, Music & Art Festival
Best Actor – SENE Film, Arts, and Music Festival
Official Selection – Sacramento International Film Festival

actor Danny Trejo in-studio on PLAYBOY TV (Sirius/XM channel 102)
Jonathan Urban caught up with the veteran actor to talk everything… Moviehole
Actor Danny Trejo (Machete, Con Air) may garner the most attention… South Florida Insider
Interview: Danny Trejo Talks Ranchero – Shockya.com
Machete don’t text, so actor Danny Trejo talks to Mr. Media
interview with actor Danny Trejo – Rock Bottom
Danny Trejo talks about “Machete Kills” & “Ranchero” – Media Mikes
‘Ranchero’: A Country Boy Gets Slick In The City
Ian Buckwalter – NPR
Ain’t It Cool News – Danny Trejo / actor interview
” ‘Ranchero’ reaches for thematic resonance…”
Los Angeles Times
“…cast Mexican-Americans in a positive light.” 
Daily News Los Angeles
actor Danny Trejo makes top 100 
Yahoo Movies
“a devastating act of betrayal…”
LA Weekly
“a role Trejo was born to play…”
“Sincere performances…”
YES! Weekly
ALLHIPHOP.com – actor Danny Trejo: A Chat With… (interview)
“…ambient and yet smoldering… Gutierrez is likable and has a fair amount of presence on camera. His previous film was “Outlaw Force” from 1988; let us hope he doesn’t wait another twenty years before appearing in his third film. I’d be curious to see what he does next.”  James Teitelbaum, Film Threat
“…very well made…sincere, realistic acting…Danny Trejo in a scary performance.”
Michael Janusonis, Providence Journal
“…impressive photography and high quality production…”  IndieWire
“Ranchero is a perfect example of how good Independent cinema can be. The production values are top-notch, from the wonderful camera work and lighting, right down to the acting and music.”  Patrick Ricketts, Video Views
“ ‘Ranchero’, a film that delves into relations between African-Americans and Mexican-Americans…” moniqueblog