El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances 14 years old

Orphaned as an infant, Juan Frances (Spencer John French) is a talented ranchera singer, but he faces a hurdle in his attempt to succeed as a Latin music performer: He's a chubby, red-headed 33-year-old who grew up in a Hispanic home but looks like an Ohio farm boy. As Juan struggles to make ends meet by working eight jobs, his girlfriend (Maria Esquivel) and lizard-smooth promoter (David Franco) plot an aggressive image change for Juan.

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El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances Cast

Name Character
Lupe Ontiveros She was 65, 69 years old when she died as Nena
Danny Trejo He was 64, now 78 years old as E.J.
Pej Vahdat He was 26, now 40 years old as Amir
Sam Golzari He was 29, now 43 years old as Mahmood
Elisa Bocanegra as Chuchi

El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances Crew

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El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (14 years)

  • Release day: Friday, July 25, 2008
  • Runtime: 90 minutes