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Walk Proud (1979)

A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emilio Mendez
... Sarah Lassiter
... Mike Serrano
... Cesar
... Dagger
... Sgt. Gannett
... Henry Lassiter
Domingo Ambriz ... Cowboy
... Jerry Kelsey
... Mrs. Mendez (as Irene De Bari)
... Hugo (as Eloy Phil Casados)
... El Tigre
Tony Alvarenga ... Paco
... Hippo (as Stephen Morrell)
Benjie Bancroft ... Police Guard
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A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.

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He was tough enough for the streets... was he tough enough to leave them? See more »

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9 November 1979 (Denmark)  »

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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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Referenced in A Million to Juan (1994) See more »

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Adios Yesterday
Sung by Robby Benson
Lyrics by Jerry Segal
Music by Robby Benson
Recording Supervised by Robby Benson and Chuck Fiore
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not horrible
18 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I always loved Robby Benson when I was a kid. So when I saw a title in the TV guide line up, that I had never heard of, I set out to give it a shot. But watching this movie Robby couldn't keep up the "gangsta" strut throughout. I guess I just look for inconsistencies. The movie itself wasn't all that bad. Typical 70's Robby stuff. Trinidad Silva (Hill Street Blue's fame) of course has his Chicano gangster character down pat. I happened to come across this movie in the movie guide for an Encore channel. I thought I would give it a go. All-in-all not a bad movie, if you can get past the typical "hokey" 70's gang stereotypes. Think Shaft or Foxy Brown. But, if you like Robby, I think you will like the movie.


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