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Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh




Streaming on Hulu and Disney+ June 9

FLAMIN’ HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global pop culture phenomenon

Cast: Jesse Garcia, Annie Gonzalez, Dennis Haysbert, Emilio Rivera, Tony Shalhoub, Matt Walsh, Pepe Serna, Bobby Soto, Jimmy Gonzales, Brice Gonzalez, Vanessa Martinez, Fabian Alomar, Mario Ponce, Hunter Jones
Reviews from SXSW: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flamin_hot
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

"true" is carrying a lot of weight there...
https://www.latimes.com/business/sto...chard-montanez

There's just one problem: Montañez didn't invent Flamin' Hot Cheetos, according to interviews with more than a dozen former Frito-Lay employees, the archival record and Frito-Lay itself.

"None of our records show that Richard was involved in any capacity in the Flamin' Hot test market," Frito-Lay wrote in a statement to The Times, in response to questions about an internal investigation whose existence has not been previously disclosed. "We have interviewed multiple personnel who were involved in the test market, and all of them indicate that Richard was not involved in any capacity in the test market.

"That doesn't mean we don't celebrate Richard," the statement continued, "but the facts do not support the urban legend."

Flamin' Hots were created by a team of hotshot snack food professionals starting in 1989, in the corporate offices of Frito-Lay's headquarters in Plano, Texas. The new product was designed to compete with spicy snacks sold in the inner-city mini-marts of the Midwest. A junior employee with a freshly minted MBA named Lynne Greenfeld got the assignment to develop the brand — she came up with the Flamin' Hot name and shepherded the line into existence.
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

Yeah, I'm interested in the the film, but I remember how awkward this was when the story came out that he didn't invent the chips. By that point the film was already well into production, so they pretty much said fuck it, and filmed it anyway.
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

This is out today.
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

Your basic US vs THEM rags to riches story. Even though it was as real as Tony Shalhoub's hair, it's still a breezy watch that one would wish this was how it really happened. I'm sure better than the real story.
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

Not EVERY story needs to be made into a movie.
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

I was lukewarm on it but then I saw it was written by the "Gentefied" show writer(s) that had two seasons on Netflix. I loved that show.
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

I thought it was pretty good and entertaining and now just found out it it was a lie.

Whoever did the wigs should have been fired (Did that person or persons also did the makeup for J Edgar?) since they did not look real and fake especially Matt Walsh, Shalhoub, and maybe Jesse Garcia too unless it was intentional to make them look bad?
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Re: Flamin' Hot (2023, D: Longoria) S: Garcia, Gonzalez, Haysbert, Rivera, Shalhoub, Walsh

As a piece of fiction, it was entertaining. It’s like a Reader’s Digest article in movie form.

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