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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 126 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Universal Pictures, 1992.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Edward James Olmos.
Participant or Performer Note:
Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Pepe Serna, Danny De La Paz, Evelina Fernandez, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Daniel Villarreal, Sal Lopez.
Summary, etc.:
In what The Hollywood Reporter calls "a brilliant debut", award-winning actor Edward James Olmos sets the screen ablaze with his directorial bow - a powerful, stunning examination of a Latino crime lord, set against a backdrop of prejudice and hopelessness. Edward James Olmos stars as Santana, a youth from the streets of East Los Angeles who becomes the leader of the Mexican Mafia behind the gates of Folsom Prison. Once out, Santana discovers that the harsh reality of barrio life and his blood-stained past will not give him the chance to turn his back on his former way of life. With a vehement anti-drug and anti-gang theme, American Me is an explosive and unforgettable epic.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Prison gangs > California > Drama.
Prison violence > California > Drama.
Hispanic American criminals > California > East Los Angeles > Drama.
Ex-convicts > California > East Los Angeles > Social conditions > Drama.

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