Beverly Hills Chihuahua (film)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (film) A pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua named Chloe finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected friends, including a street-hardened German Shepherd named Delgado and an amorous pup named Papi, to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home. Directed by Raja Gosnell. Released in the U.S. on October 3, 2008, after an October 2 release in Australia. Stars Piper Perabo (Rachel Ashe), Jamie Lee Curtis (Aunt Viv), Manolo Cardona (Sam Cortez), and the voices of Drew Barrymore (Chloe), Andy Garcia (Delgado), George Lopez (Papi), Cheech Marin (Manuel), Paul Rodriguez (Chico), Plácido Domingo (Monte), Edward James Olmos (El Diablo). 91 min.  Filming in Super 35 began in Mexico on July 13, 2007. The working title had been South of the Border. Over 200 dogs were cast to appear in the picture, including almost 50 Chihuahuas. Chloe was played by a white Deerhead Chihuahua named Angel. The pack rat Manuel and the iguana Chico were fully computer-generated characters. Much of the film was shot on location in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and near Hermosillo in the Sonora Desert), with even several “Beverly Hills” locations (interior and exterior of Aunt Viv’s mansion and an upscale lunch spot) being filmed in Puerto Vallarta.