Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) (1993)

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Taylor Hackford directed this urgent melodrama about the realities of street crime, gangs, and prison life among the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Miklo (Damian Chapa), Paco (Benjamin Bratt) and Cruz (Jesse Borrego) are three friends who are living in the East Los Angeles of 1972 as it is torn apart by violence. When the gang violence hits the three friends, they are affected by their participation in the bitter violence in different ways. Cruz, an artist, becomes crippled, and he sinks deeply into drug addiction. Paco, an accessory to murder, joins the military to avoid jail time, leading to a spot on the LAPD. Miklo, the kid with the gun, is sent to jail, where he slowly rises up in the ranks of La Onda, the San Quentin Latino gang. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Buena Vista Pictures

Cast

Victor Rivers
as Magic Mike
Delroy Lindo
as Bonafide
Tom Towles
as Red Ryder
Teddy Wilson
as Wallace
Karmin Murcelo
as Dolores
Jenny Gago
as Lupe
Noah Verduzco
as Juanito
Ray Oriel
as Spider
Mike Genovese
as Sergeant Devereaux
Danny Trejo
as Geronimo
Roberto Contreras
as Cruz's Grandfather
Gary Tacon
as Clavo
Luis Contreras
as Realthing
Paulo Tocha
as Apache
Steve Eastin
as Hollenbeck Captain
Daniel McDonald
as Gallery Assistant
Richard Masur
as Uncredited
Paolo Tocha
as Apache
Tom Wilson
as Rollie
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Audience Reviews for Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)

Loved it...because I lived it.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

I viewed this movie because it got such terrific ratings. However, it was probably one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. The acting, or should I say "over" acting, was ridiculous. I don't know what bothered me more: the fake Mexican accents, or the crazy way the actors flung themselves around while speaking. The "gangster talk" was just ridiculous, with too much"orale", too much, "hey vato". The worst dialogue ever... Maybe this was considered a good movie 20 years ago??

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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½

Like a Lifetime Original Movie version of American Me with a cast of actors leftover from the auditions.

El Hombre Invisible
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