TV Movie | TV-14 | | Drama
Based on a true story, student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo (Vega), tired of being treated unequally, decides to take action and stage a walkout at five East Los Angeles ... See full summary »
The real students from the walkouts were extras in the film.
Hey, how'd it go?
Bobby Verdugo: This is what they told me: " You have a big future ahead of you."
Paula Crisostomo: That's good!
Bobby Verdugo: In the art world.
Yoli Rios: Yeah, industrial arts.
Bobby Verdugo: Yeah, nice way to say car mechanic.
Yoli Rios: He told me secretary. There's no nice way to say that.
Paula Crisostomo: Well, didn't he ...
During the organization of the walkout, CSU Northridge is mentioned. In 1968 CSUN was still known as San Fernando Valley State College; it adopted its current name in 1972.