Bound by Honor (1993)
overview : 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.
Release Date : Feb 05, 1993
Runtime : 3h 10m
Companies : Hollywood Pictures
Countries : United States of America
Keywords : street gang, ghetto, juvenile prison, artist, jail, east los angeles, hood, gang, youth gang, racism, drugs, mexican american, barrio, police shootout, cholo, lowrider