R | | Crime, Drama
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo.
A whole subplot involving Paco's girlfriend/wife was cut.
She looks a little Bowlegged to me Al.
Miklo had two parole hearings, supposedly several years apart, but all the members of the parole board are wearing the same outfits and sitting in the same places for both hearings.
During the end credits we see helicopter shots of Los Angeles. The movie ends with shots of the big tree (pina).
The American Directors Cut DVD contains the following scenes:
English, Spanish, Arabic
$1,002,548 2 May 1993
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