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City of Men

All Episodes 2002 - 2018

  • 2019-01-25T23:10:00-02:00s at 2019-01-25T23:10:00-02:00 on Rede Globo
  • 2002-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 13 hours, 33 mins
  • Brazil
  • Portuguese
  • Drama, Comedy, Crime
The series follows the lives of Acerola and Laranjinha, two great friends who live in a typical neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro led by drug dealers. They grow up surrounded by the poverty that characterizes the neighborhood, facing the dangers and power that drug trafficking has in their daily lives. To get around this reality and not follow the same path, Acerola and Laranjinha do their best to earn money more honestly, as they learn to deal with the awakening of their first loves.

29 episodes

Special 2 City of Men

  • 2007-09-01T01:10:00Z — 30 mins

In the slum in Morro da Sinuca, a couple of days before turning eighteen year-old, Laranjinha tells his best friend and also orphan Acerola that he misses his unknown father. Acerola decides to help his needy friend to find his father and they discover that he is in prison convicted for killing a man during a robbery and near to be released on parole. Meanwhile, Acerola's wife and babysitter Cris is invited to work in São Paulo and she sees the chance to raise money to buy a house of her own; she tells Acerola that he must take care of their son Clayton alone for one year. When the owner of the hill and Laranjinha's cousin Madrugadão is betrayed by his right-hand Nefasto, he is expelled from the slum and Laranjinha and Acerola have also to leave the hill. While Madrugadão plots a plan to invade and recover the hill with the support of the gang of the drug lord from Morro do Careca, Acerola and Laranjinha unravel the past of their fathers.


  • Series Premiere

    2002-10-16T01:10:00Z — 35 mins

Laranjinha and Acerola have the opportunity to go on a field trip with their history class. The only catch is that they need to come up with $6.50 for the trip. Soon the boys are hatching a dangerous plot to come up with the money.


  • 2002-10-17T01:10:00Z — 27 mins

Acerola's sister begins to have a relationship with the local drug dealer and that's when he finds that more and more people respect him. However, problems in the relationship cause things to take a bad turn.


  • 2002-10-18T01:10:00Z — 30 mins

Laranjinha and Acerola start work as mailmen, as they are told to by the local drug barons.


  • 2002-10-19T01:10:00Z — 31 mins

Laranjinha is poor and about to starve while João Vitor is a middle-class kid living in an apartment in front of Laranjinha's favela. This episode shows the similarity between the two boys.


  • Season Premiere

    2003-10-15T01:10:00Z — 30 mins

Acerola enters a group dance competition while Laranjinha's aim is to stay with three different girls all through the night and then take a fourth home.


  • 2003-10-22T01:10:00Z — 35 mins

The two take a trip to Brasília, to talk to Presidente Lula and give him a letter from an elderly prisoner.


  • 2003-10-29T01:10:00Z — 29 mins

The two young men go to the beach, where they surf, watch girls and think about losing their virginity.


  • 2003-11-05T01:10:00Z — 28 mins

Acerola saves a rich boy from drowning and they become good friends. As the realization that people from different social classes hits them, they form a group called "The Ordinaries".


  • 2003-11-12T01:10:00Z — 35 mins

Laranjinha's cousin Esperto wants to leave the drug dealing business but knows he will run into obstacles. Laranjinha and Acerola decide to help him get out.


  • Season Premiere

    2004-09-25T01:10:00Z — 28 mins

When Acerola's mother goes out of town for the weekend and leaves him without a chaperone, the boys become swinging bachelors and vow to practice their romantic skills with some local girls. Will their Saturday night soiree turn out to be the love fest they envisioned?


  • 2004-10-02T01:10:00Z — 25 mins

When Laranjinha romances a pretty girl who just so happens to have a boyfriend, he ticks off her jealous beau and has to enlist Acerola for protection. Meanwhile, the boys try their hand at a small business to raise money for the favela's community center.


  • 2004-10-09T01:10:00Z — 28 mins

Learning about the breeding habits of tiny ants in school prompts Laranjinha, Acerola and their classmates to think big about their own sexuality. Meanwhile, Acerola strives to stay out of trouble by spending the day with the leader of the favela's community association.


  • 2004-10-16T01:10:00Z — 26 mins

When Laranjinha's cousin announces he's taking a trip to São Paulo, Laranjinha and Acerola decide to tag along. Once there, they discover the city's vibrant hip-hop scene and become immersed in the culture -- and the drama that goes along with it.


  • 2004-10-23T01:10:00Z — 34 mins

When Laranjinha and Acerola apply for social security at work, it prompts thoughts about their futures and jump-starts Laranjinha's quest for his own "lost" father. Will he find the paternal figure he's been looking for?


  • Season Premiere

    2005-11-19T01:10:00Z — 24 mins

Laranjinha is hit by stray bullet during gang shoot-out. At the hospital, Acerola searches for him.


  • 2005-11-26T01:10:00Z — 31 mins

Laranjinha and Acerola are hard pressed to earn money, but each one goes after it his own way.


  • 2005-12-03T01:10:00Z — 31 mins

Laranjinha gets to work as a DJ in the community radio station. Meanwhile, a rebel girl from the asphalt gets involved with the local drug boss.


  • 2005-12-10T01:10:00Z — 35 mins

Acerola runs into more trouble than he expected when taking care of a poodle.


  • 2005-12-17T01:10:00Z — 31 mins

Final episode somewhere in the future


  • Season Premiere

    2017-01-18T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • 2017-01-19T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • 2017-01-20T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • 2017-01-21T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • Season Premiere

    2018-01-03T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • 2018-01-04T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • 2018-01-05T01:10:00Z — 30 mins


  • 2018-01-06T01:10:00Z — 30 mins