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Although many of the students would clearly love to take their FutureTruck designs into mass production, Ford's public affairs representative, Michael Vaughn, begs off, claiming, "The infrastructure and the economy aren't there yet.
The character of Nico is no less complex--for once, the straight guy doesn't flee in terror or turn violent, he just begs off with "I have a headache"--and the distinctive-looking Vilches inhabits the role so completely, you'd never guess that he's never acted in a movie before.
In addition to appearing with Benjamin at the San Francisco press conference, he's talking about joining her in debates--even if Feinstein begs off.