Living the Life (2000)
Kata: Together, Ana and I, are not afraid of anything. Our homies think we're locos for the things we do. We're living the life.
Kata: Pocho's the leader of Ninth Street, he thinks he's the baddest cholo in L.A county. He always tries to act all hard. Some girls think this makes him more of a man but I know Pocho's real story.
Pocho: I heard what you done tonight. You're getting a big reputation. You and Kata. Maybe one day you'll be as big as me.
Kata: Maybe we already are.
Kata: You said you loved Ana and now you're going after her sister! You didn't love Ana.
Pocho: I loved her!
Kata: Stay away from Amelia or I'll...
Pocho: You'll what bitch?
Kata: I'll tell everyone about your mother.
Pocho: If Amelia wants me, I'll take her.
Kata: You wonder why Ana hated you.
Pocho: It was low what I did to you.
Pocho: I wouldn't come here if I didn't think you'd still talk to me.
Kikicho: Love me yet?
Kikicho: I know my legs don't work so good, but the rest of me... works just fine. Let me show you.
Pilar: Kata I'm your mother ...
Kata: [yelling] It's too late to be a mother to me know I've been alone too damn long!
Kata: My grandfather was a shaman, a curandero with big magic. Then we moved to L.A and my family went from being near gods to just cholos.
Kikicho: [after telling Kata he won't get her pregnant] You always told me you were running from that kind of life. You wanted something better.
Kata: I changed my mind. I'll be different than my mother I'll be better, I promise.
Kikicho: I'm getting out Kata. I'm going to be one of those gang-prevention guys that talk in schools. Homies don't listen to anyone but homies, so maybe they'll listen to me. Maggie's doing it with me.
Kata: Maggie? You and her?
[gets off his lap]
Kata: And I came here like some fool chavala asking you to get me pregnant. How did this happen?
Kikicho: We started talking, the day you left me at the field.
Kata: [after a pause] Maggie's good.
Ana: [as she and Kata taunt an old woman] You can't catch what we got, no one can. You got to be born with it!
Kata: We know what we're doing, revealing our bodies. I'd rather tease than please. No boy is going to own me.
Kikicho: There's life after the gang Kata.
Kata: There's nothing but Ninth Street.
Kikicho: There's you and me.
Kata: Its por vida.
Pocho: [to the girl taking the easy way in] You made the right choice linda.
Kata: [to Pocho] It's low what you're gonna do to her.
Pocho: It's her choice.
Kata: [to the girl] You think these guys will be your friends, that they'll protect you? You do this now and sex is all they'll ever want from you! Don't do it.
Pocho: [to the girl] We'll protect you fine.
Pocho: Don't disrespect your brother.
Kata: You're not my brother.
Guy on bus: [after seeing Ana and Kata get on in full dance outfit] Oye you want some of my chile?
Kata: Did Kikicho call?
Pilar: I told him you already left.
Kata: El es mi todo, and you lie to him?
Pilar: A man isn't the answer Kata.
Kata: Funny coming from you.
Rosa: You don't appreciate any of the scarfices I make for you!
Ana: I'm tired of hearing about all the sacrafices you've made for me!
Maggie: We've got the heart but not the moves to beat those fourth street bitches.
Kata: You knew Raul wasn't the guy that capped Ana.
Pocho: I knew. But Ana, she never let me touch her and then she goes off with some other guy, from another neighbourhood! I wanted to kill him when I found out.
Kata: Then you should have shot him yourself you shouldn't have used me.
Pocho: I know. But if I did it, everyone would know that he had been with Ana and I was jealous. If you did, people would think he killed her. I wanted the secret to die with him.
Kata: Every night, I see more descansos by my house. My neighbourhood's a war zone. We fight over everything, even crumbling cement streets that don't even belong to us. The mothers make a human wall between the neighbourhoods, trying to stop the killings. My mother wasn't one of them.
Rosa: [Rosa has chosen a garish dress for Ana] Doesn't she look pretty Kata?
Kata: Yeah, you picked a good dress for Ana.
Ana: [shoots Kata a dirty look]
Rosa: Kata, don't you see a dress you'd like to wear for Ana's party?
Kata: [stops smiling]
[shakes head "no"]
Ana: [smiles] Pick one for her mami