American Me Image

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Summary: This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who, with his friends Mundo and the Caucasian-but-acting-Hispanic J.D., form their own gang and are soon arrested for a break-in. Santana gets into trouble again and goes straight from reform school to prison, spending eighteen year there, and becoming leader of a powerful gang, both inside and outside the prison, while there. When he is finally released, he tries to make sense of the violence in his life, in a world much changed from when last he was in it.
Runtime: 125 min
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 7, 2003
Director Credit
Edward James Olmos Director
Writer Credit
Desmond Nakano Screenplay
Floyd Mutrux Story
Cast Credit
Albert Joe Medina Jr. Street Mechanic
Alex Solís Street Mechanic
Cody Glenn Older Sailor
Don Pugsley Police Officer
Dyana Ortelli Yolanda
Joe Aubel Tattoo Artist
Lance August Young Sailor
Panchito Gómez Young Montoya Santana
Raymond Amezquita Abuelito
Richard Coca Young Mundo
Rob Garrett Zoot Riot Bystander
Roberto Martín Márquez Acha
Sal Lopez Pedro Santana
Steve Wilcox Young JD
Vira Montes Esperanza Santana
Producer Credit
Antoinette Levine Associate Producer
Brian E. Frankish Co-Producer
Edward James Olmos Producer
Floyd Mutrux Executive Producer
Irwin Young Executive Producer
Lou Adler Executive Producer
Randee Lynne Jensen Associate Producer
Robert M. Young Producer
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