Thriller (2009) 104 minutes (USA) ~ Color
When a young woman searches for the truth about her dead mother, she finds jeopardy, deception, and the Red Queen.
Gabriela, Gabby Salinas,has spent her entire life yearning for a connection with her mother, who died during childbirth at the remote St. Amelias Mission on the muddy banks of the Rio Grande. Gabby has been pressing her father, JOSE SALINAS, for information about her family, but the man is resistant, saying only that her mother was a poor immigrant from Nicaragua and that hes a foster kid from Santa Fe. As Gabby uses the internet to search for information on her maternal heritage, she sets in motion a series of events that upends her world. She learns her father is not from Santa Fe and her late mother was never from Nicaragua. In fact, her mother may not be dead at all, but alive, in hiding, and in mortal danger. Despite many trials and obstacles, and determined and dangerous opponents, Gabby Salinas finally gains the connection with her mother that she has always desired.
Director: David Carren
Writers: David Carren, Jack R. Stanley
Stars: Valente Rodriguez, Estephania LeBaron and Linda Bustamante
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