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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.

  Genre   Production Release
  • Action
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Hollywood Pictures
05 Feb 1993


Damian Chapa
Jesse Borrego
Benjamin Bratt
Enrique Castillo
Victor Rivers
(Magic Mike)
Delroy Lindo
Tom Towles
(Red Ryder)
Carlos Carrasco
Raymond Cruz
Valente Rodriguez
Lanny Flaherty
(Big Al)
Billy Bob Thornton
Karmin Murcelo
Ving Rhames
Danny Trejo
Steve Eastin
(Hollenbeck Captain)
Vanessa Marquez
(Montana's Daughter)
David Labiosa
Thomas F. Wilson
(Rollie McCann)