Movie features story of Carl Hayden High School robotics team

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Spare Parts is a movie about a couple of kids who did what no one thought they could.

"It's very emotional. These kids to see like them, they had something they accomplished, and for us to make this movie after ten years of trying to do it, is inspiring," said actor and producer George Lopez.

Spare Parts tells the tale of four senior students at Carl Hayden High School. They were all undocumented immigrants who entered an underwater robotics contest at the university level and won-- even beating out MIT.

George Lopez walked the red carpet at Tempe Marketplace's Harkins Theatre Tuesday night for the movie's premiere.

Luis Aranda was one of those four kids from Carl Hayden. He walked the red carpet as well, taking questions from reporters.

"I mean, George Lopez is playing our teacher and we got actors from Hollywood playing our friends and stuff. It's just out of this world," said Arandy.

Cristian Arcega was on the robotics team as well and said he was happy with the way the film turned out. "Everyone loved it. I loved it. My mom loved it. If it's got my mom's approval, it's probably good," said Arcega.

That one win would grow into something bigger at Carl Hayden. "We started getting more kids involved in robotics. Our team back then was only four and now they have 40," said Arcega.

Spare Parts is rated PG-13.