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.
Edward James Olmos was originally considered to direct this film, but he decided to turn it down because he wanted to focus more on the reality of American Me (1992).
You speak Spanish huero, so do parrots.
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).
During the end credits we see helicopter shots of Los Angeles. The movie ends with shots of the big tree (pina).
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
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