Midaq Alley

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Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma, who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita, the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband.

Movie Data


Original Title El Callejón de los Milagros

Status Released

Original Language Spanish

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 6, 1998
    NR, Theatrical



Cast 26

  1. Ernesto Gómez Cruz
  2. María Rojo

    María Rojo
    Doña Cata

  3. Salma Hayek
  4. Bruno Bichir
  5. Delia Casanova
  6. Margarita Sanz

    Margarita Sanz

  7. Claudio Obregón

    Claudio Obregón
    Don Fidel

  8. Juan Manuel Bernal
  9. AW

    Abel Woolrich

  10. Luis Felipe Tovar
  11. Daniel Giménez Cacho
  12. GM

    Gina Morett
    Doña Flor

  13. ÓY

    Óscar Yoldi

  14. ES
  15. EL
  16. TS
  17. ÁC

    Álvaro Carcaño
    Doc. Beltrán

  18. FG
  19. AB
  20. Jesús Ochoa

    Jesús Ochoa

  21. Lucía Álvarez
    Pianista Burdel

  22. GA
  23. Anna Ciocchetti
  24. CG
  25. DB

    Daniel Birman Ripstein
    Don Fidel's Son (uncredited)

  26. VF

Crew 27


  1. FG

    Federico García
    Still Photographer

  2. CM

    Carlos Marcovich
    Director of Photography

  3. GC

Costume & Make-Up

  1. ER

    Elvia Romero
    Makeup Artist


  1. EM

    Eduardo Mendoza
    Title Graphics

  2. AM

    Antonio Mata
    Property Master

  3. RD

    Ricardo Díaz Avilés
    Transportation Captain

  4. ED

    Enrique Díaz
    Transportation Co-Captain


  1. JF

    Jorge Fons

  2. RV

    René Villarreal
    Assistant Director

  3. Mario Zaragoza

    Mario Zaragoza
    Assistant Director

  4. AR

    Avelino Rodríguez
    Assistant Director

  5. JL

    José Luis Ortega
    Script Supervisor


  1. CS
  2. LE

    Larry Engelmann
    Color Timer

  3. RS

    Rafael Savage
    Assistant Editor


  1. EM


  1. GB
  2. AR
  3. DB

    Daniel Birman Ripstein
    Line Producer

  4. CB
  5. GB

    Gerardo Barrera
    Production Manager


  1. EV

    Eduardo Valverde
    Boom Operator

Visual Effects

  1. MS

    Manuel Sainz
    Visual Effects


  1. Naguib Mahfouz
  2. VL

    Vicente Leñero

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