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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

Bound by Honor (original title)
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-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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Storyline

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-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.

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From the Director of An Officer And A Gentleman and the Producer of La Bamba. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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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 USA:

$4,496,583
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of the film's release, there were two soundtracks planned. One consisted of only prerecorded music featured in the film released under Disney's label, Hollywood Records. The second one was to have featured Academy Award winner Bill Conti's aggressive Latin score and was to be released by Varese Sarabande Records. While the first album, was released under the films' new title, Bound By Honor, Conti's album was immediately canceled during its'production run under the film's original title, Blood In Blood Out. The film's abrupt title change may have been one of the reasons this album was canceled. This run of the CD actually does exist, but not made available to the general public despite the fact that a more than a few copies of it have leaked out onto the market, mainly for promotional services within the film industry. This CD has the unique distinction of being one of the rarest soundtracks in existence and rarely available for sale. A listing stating "Score album on Varese Sarabande" next to the record company's logo is posted during the film's End Credits and on the back of the film's VHS, Laserdisc and DVD releases. See more »

Goofs

When Montana is brought into Delano Prison, he is put in the cell next to Wallace. The next morning when the guard comes to get Montana for the visit with his daughter, he is in the last cell, 3 or 4 cells away from Wallace. See more »

Quotes

Cruz: [taking a shot] Take the pain away...
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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 Billy Graham (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Superfreak
Written by Rick James and Alonzo Miller
Performed by Rick James
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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great story, great irony, great epic
17 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

i was bored one evening and someone mentioned to check this movie.

i rarely like movies which are very long but i figured what the heck i'd try it

since then i have ordered dvd of the movie and seen it 5 times in 2 weeks

this movie only might have 1 real problem, is when actors kinda overact their roles, which you could see in the movie, however its pretty acceptable in this movie

great movies usually defined by great actors acting out the roles/story as well as other features(irony/etc)

well this movie had a real great story, well written script which at any point in the movie was never confusing(often problem with long movies, you loose the track on some heroes and movie jumps a lot)

i think that most great movies should have good irony, well this was no exception! i will not go in to the details but anyone who seen this movie will agree with me

i think everyone should at least see this movie once, but thats just my humble opinion

later...


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