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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
"Bound by Honor" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  30 April 1993 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miklo
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Cruz
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Paco
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Montana
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Magic Mike
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Bonafide
Tom Towles ...
Red Ryder
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Teddy Wilson ...
Wallace
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Chuey
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Frankie
Lanny Flaherty ...
Big Al
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Lightning
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Carlos
Karmin Murcelo ...
Dolores
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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. Written by Anonymous

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An epic story of three brothers. Bound by blood. Divided by fate. Driven by destiny.


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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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30 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,496,583 (USA)
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Trivia

The Mural of Miklo, Paco and Cruzito seen at the end of the movie when Cruzito and Paco are reminiscing, still stands to this day. Corrosion has damaged most of the facial expressions and colors but from a distance the base is still clear. See more »

Goofs

The sound microphone is visible in the prison scene when Miklo and guy are talking to Ryder. See more »

Quotes

Old Con: For Cheap Times ! For Cheap Times !
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits we see helicopter shots of Los Angeles. The movie ends with shots of the big tree (pina). See more »

Connections

References Baby Cakes (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me To The River
Written by Al Green and Mabon Hodges
Performed by Al Green
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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....the best....
18 August 2000 | by (Rotterdam, Holland) – See all my reviews

Not many people have seen the movie over here in Holland, but the people that have seen it, love it. the movie is complete! the story is great, the acting at some times a bit overdone but it doesnt hurt the movie at all. The movie changed the lives of many friends and myself.. It's just the best movie ever. Dont listen to the people that say it sucks... they dont understand the power that the movie has!! la onda is our destiny!!


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