Blood In, Blood Out

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Plot

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz…

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 7.7/10 (13,126 voted)

Director:
Taylor Hackford

Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt

Storyline
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.

Writers: Ross Thomas, Jimmy Santiago Baca

Cast:

Damian Chapa

Miklo


Jesse Borrego

Cruz


Benjamin Bratt

Paco


Enrique Castillo

Montana


Victor Rivers

Magic Mike


Delroy Lindo

Bonafide


Tom Towles

Red Ryder


Carlos Carrasco

Popeye


Teddy Wilson

Wallace


Raymond Cruz

Chuey


Valente Rodriguez

Frankie


Lanny Flaherty

Big Al


Billy Bob Thornton

Lightning


Geoffrey Rivas

Carlos


Karmin Murcelo

Dolores

Taglines:
An epic story of three brothers. Bound by blood. Divided by fate. Driven by destiny.

Release Date: 16 April 1993

Filming Locations: 2600 Paradise Dr, Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000

(estimated)

Gross: $4,496,583
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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USA:
(director's cut)
 |

(original cut)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Adan Hernandez was commissioned to paint thirty paintings for the film. All the paintings that were in the film were done by him. Adan was in the Gallery opening scene as Gilbert.

Goofs:

Factual errors:
In one scene a 1985 Camaro can be seen, but the year is 1981.

Quotes:

Paco:
You should not have done that to my brother, Cruzito, ese! Know what I mean jellybean? You wanna dance? I know a tune, it's called stick and cut.
[slashes spider across cheek]



User Review

Vatos Locos forever

Rating: 8/10

This is one of those most people saw by mistake, late one night on cable.
I
did too, and found myself talking about it for weeks. The only thing that
keeps this movie from being rated higher is its length. At times it is too
drawn out, but for the most part it is well acted, beautifully shot
considering the settings, and tells a good story.

I have yet to to find a person who doesn't fal in love with this movie.