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Boulevard Nights (1979)

Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »

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Raymond Avila (as Richard Yñiguez)
Danny De La Paz ...
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Shady Landeros (as Marta Du Bois)
James Victor ...
Gil Moreno
Betty Carvalho ...
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Carmen Zapata ...
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Victor Millan ...
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Big Happy (as Gary Cervantes)
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Ernie (as Garret Pearson)
Jerado Carmona ...
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Casper
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Toby (as Roberto Covarrubias)
Eliseo Estrada ...
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Mary McFerren ...
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Jerry Werner
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Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals challenge Chuco's gang - and ignite a neighborhood war. Written by Anonymous

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Everything happens on the boulevard - and the boulevard happens at night. See more »

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18 June 1979 (Denmark)  »

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Alamedas da Noite  »

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One of a number of 1979 "gang movies" which were first released in that year. The pictures included Walk Proud (1979), The Warriors (1979), Boulevard Nights (1979) and The Wanderers (1979). Then hot on the heels in 1980 came John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981).). See more »

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Street Tattoo
Theme from Boulevard Nights (1979)
Performed by George Benson
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Gale Garnett
Additional Special Lyrics Written and Performed by Gregory Prestopino (as Greg Prestopino)
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Hammy Acting and Lazy Direction Ruin A potential Cult Classic
7 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Boulevard Nights brings back childhood memories of watching VHS tapes on a bulky Magnavox VCR. You know the kind that has a remote control that you plug in and load the tapes by popping off the top. Thoses were the days. Well, the movie is the usual "homeboy" film filled with stereotypical Chicano youths. The actors were either overacting or didn't know how to act (with the exception of Danny De La Paz and "Big Happy"). The lead actor look liked he was going to laugh several times for no apparent reason. I haven't seen this movie in awhile, but I can still picture it in my mind.

A Tale of two Chicano brothers, one a young rapscallion and the other is a former gang member trying to live the straight life. Both of them belong to a local street gang called VGV. The younger brother longs to be a full time member and in the process take his brother's spot in the gang hierarchy. But like most movies of this ilk nothing ever seems to go according to plan. The movie is full of clichés and the directing is lackluster. I wouldn't mind owning this movie if it was available on DVD however. Not bad but not very good either.

Cheesy, mediocre "street gang" flick.


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