Miss Bala is a 2019 action thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 released the trailer:
MISS BALA - Official Trailer (HD).

Story intro

Gloria Fuentes is a Latin-American makeup artist from Los Angeles who goes on a trip to visit her best friend Suzu in Tijuana, Mexico. When the pair go to a local night club, Suzu wants to impress in order to help her chances in a beauty competition she has entered. When Gloria goes to the bathroom, armed gunmen break in through the vents and attempt to kidnap Gloria out of her stall but ultimately give her time to escape while they attack the building. The next morning, Gloria is unable to get in contact with Suzu and decides to ride with a police officer to try to find her. When the officer takes a break, Gloria is taken by members of the Los Estrellas gang, the same men who shot up the club. The gang take her to their headquarters, where Lino, the boss, agrees to help her find her friend if she agrees to work for them. Gloria is reluctant but eventually agrees and is told to get into a car and park it on a corner. Gloria does the job, and when she leaves the car and joins the men at the top of the hill, they blow up the building, revealed to be a DEA Safehouse containing three agents. Lino then sends Gloria to the Miss Baja California pageant, where she attempts an escape through the bathroom. Gloria escapes and encounters a DEA officer who takes her into custody and eventually lets her go but not before he puts a tracking device on her since the DEA are aiming to monitor Los Estrellas. Gloria returns to the gang and is sent to San Diego with blood money and drugs attached to her car. Upon crossing the border Gloria is given an arsenal of guns to bring back to Mexico by a gangster named Jimmy, and then told to meet in a large parking lot. Gloria gets to the lot, and the men in Los Estrellas get their weapons. However the police show up, and Lino runs to seize Gloria but is shot in the leg, and Gloria helps him to safety.


Gina Rodriguez
Gloria Fuentes, a makeup artist from Los Angeles
Anthony Mackie
Jimmy, a gangster from San Diego
Cristina Rodlo
Suzu Ramós, Gloria's best friend
Ricardo Abarca
Pollo, Lino's main henchman
Ismael Cruz Córdova
Lino Esparza, the chief of Las Estrellas, a gang from Tijuana
Sebastián Cano
Chava Ramós, Suzu's little brother
Damián Alcázar
Rafael Saucedo, Tijuana chief of police
Matt Lauria
Brian Reich, a DEA officer
Thomas Dekker
Justin, Gloria's boss in Los Angeles
Mikhail Plata
Chivo, Lino's henchman
Jorge Humberto Millan Mardueño
Ortiz, Lino's henchman
Aislinn Derbez
Isabel, a woman abducted by Las Estrellas
Gaby Orihuela
the coordinator of the Miss Baja California pageant
Roberto Sosa
the police officer
José Sefami
Don Ramon, a man
Vivian Chan
Fashion Designer
Barbarella Pardo
MX Customs Officer
Erick Delgadillo
Tucán (as Erick Rene Delgadillo Urbina)
Job Sarmiento
Officer at Club
Lilian Tapia
Doña Rosita (as Lilian Guadalupe Tapia Robles)
Henry Torres Blanco
Pageant Choreographer
Omar Ayala
DEA Sniper (as Omar Israel Ayala)
Oscar Estrada
Owl Man
Jimmy Gonzales
US Customs Officer
Aldo Quintero Torres
Pageant Announcer
Melina Oronia
Pageant Runner Up
Joel Navarro Ponce
Saucedo's Guard
Joe LoCicero
Party Guy
Lidia Quiroz
News Correspondent (as Lidia Isabel Quiroz Dorantes)
Alan Alzalde
Carlos Eves
Andrés García
Irving Lemus
Roberto Colin
Eliel Morales
Rosalio Ruiz
Topsy Ruíz
Tornado Ruiz
Estrella (as Tornado Ruíz)
Abram Serratos
Will Blagrove


The film Miss Bala was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sweden), on February 1, 2019 (United States) and on March 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures Corporation, United International Pictures (UIP), Netflix and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $15 million, the film grossed over $15.4 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Miss Bala got low rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: missbala.movie

IMDB: Miss Bala

Wikipedia: Miss Bala (2019 film)

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