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...
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British actress Naomie Harris has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as a crack-addicted mother in the 2016 indie drama Moonlight. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some other roles she's played in her career.
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
A whole subplot involving Paco's girlfriend/wife was cut. See more »
At the beginning of the if the fight with Spider, Al Green's song "Take Me To The River" can be heard. The fight took place in the year 1972 however the song came out in 1974. See more »
¿What do you vatos want to do ese?
You gotta pay your dues to me, pinche mamón.
You want to throw it out, puto? Come and get some. Chale, motherfucker!
Man, Fuck You. ¿You want another placazo bad ass? Come and get it motherfucker!
Chinga tu madre! I will cut your fucking heart out, punk!
¡And Fuck these other vatos, ese! ¡Get up Chucky, get up! You fuck with my familia eh, you got to answer to me, here and now come on, toe to toe.
¡LET'S GO MOTHERFUCKER...
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During the end credits we see helicopter shots of Los Angeles. The movie ends with shots of the big tree (pina). See more »
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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