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Eastside (1999)





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Released from prison on his 21st birthday, Antonio (Saved by the Bell's Mario Lopez) pays a visit to his older brother, Horatio (Mark Espinoza), an uptight attorney embarrassed by his Latino heritage. The brothers are connected by their work for crime boss Armando De La Rosa (Efrain Figueroa), for whom Horatio provides "consulting" services and Antonio collects debts. When De la Rosa enlists Antonio to bully the proprietor of a youth shelter off his property to make way for a casino, the young man changes his priorities, thanks in no small part to his friendship with the proprietor (Richard Lynch) and his burgeoning relationship with the old man's granddaughter (Elizabeth Bogush). Together, Antonio and Horatio try to bring an end to De La Rosa's megalomaniacal reign over the neighborhood.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Artisan Entertainment


Mario López
as Antonio Lopez
Elizabeth Bogush
as Claire Gabriel
Mark D. Espinoza
as Horatio Lopez
Efrain Figueroa
as Armando De La Rosa
Gulshan Grover
as Gulshan
Richard Lynch
as Mihalas Gabriel
Corbin Timbrook
as Dr. Ames
Sandeep Walia
as Gangster
C.C. Boyce
as Girl at Bar
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Critic Reviews for Eastside

All Critics (3)

Sad imitation of Stand and Deliver.

March 26, 2001

Audience Reviews for Eastside


**1/2 (out of four) Mario Lopez is a young man who has spent most of his teen years in prison. He's now 21 and back out on the mean streets of L.A. The area has gotten worse since he was there and he struggles to hold his own. The film, surprisingly, is too bad, but it never quite gets to where it needs to.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

There's not much right or wrong about this film, it's just an average crime drama, with a miscast Mario Lopez. Bland, not always interesting and nothing special.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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