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.
The movie was screened and shown in trailers as Blood in Blood out. However, after the LA Riots and the controversy surrounding gangster rap at the time, the name was released as "Bound by Honor", which many fans had no idea was the same film, and led to poor earnings. After almost a year later, as the movie gained a huge following , the film was re-released under the name " blood in blood out, bound by honor "
You think you used your brotherhood up like a shot of tequila?
When Paco goes to fight Spider, he takes out a balisong (butterfly) knife. After he's done with the incident, he clearly folds a folding lock-back knife (different type of knife altogether).
"The bloody era of prison gang warfare, which characterized much of California's prison system during the decade depicted in this film, is now under control."
The VHS and Laserdisc versions of this movie have subtitles for some of the Spanish words and phrases. These are completely absent from the DVD. They aren't even in the subtitles.
English, Spanish, Arabic
$1,002,548 2 May 1993