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Walkout (2006)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 18 March 2006
A teacher becomes a mentor to Chicano high-school students protesting injustices in schools in 1968.

Director:

Edward James Olmos

Writers:

Marcus DeLeon (teleplay), Ernie Contreras (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexa PenaVega ... Paula Crisostomo (as Alexa Vega)
Michael Peña ... Sal Castro
Yancey Arias ... Panfilo Crisostomo
Laura Harring ... Francis Crisostomo
Efren Ramirez ... Bobby Verdugo
David Warshofsky ... Lloyd Hurley
Holmes Osborne ... Principal Ingles (as Holmes Osbourne)
Tim DeKay ... Mr. Peck
Tonantzin Esparza ... Vickie Castro
Bodie Olmos ... Moctesuma Esparza
Veronica Diaz Carranza ... Yoli Rios (as Veronica A. Diaz)
Jeremy Ray Valdez ... Robert Avila
Jonathan Hernandez ... Fernie Flores
Fidel Gomez ... Carlos Montes
Douglas Spain ... David Sanchez
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Storyline

Based on a true story, student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo (Vega), tired of being treated unequally, decides to take action and stage a walkout at five East Los Angeles high schools in 1968, to protest educational conditions and complain of anti-Mexican educational bias along with some 10,000 students. Paula Crisostomo (now Romo) is not Mexican- American--she is Filipina-American. She and her husband, then boyfriend were roommates of mine in college. We are very good friends and I see her often. Written by Norma Schaffer

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Taglines:

Reading. Writing. Revolution.

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The real students from the walkouts were extras in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the organization of the walkout, CSU Northridge is mentioned. In 1968 CSUN was still known as San Fernando Valley State College; it adopted its current name in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Sal Castro: Chicano!
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Sal Castro: Power!
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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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Fantastic Movie: Moving
8 April 2006 | by ourfosterhomeSee all my reviews

I was amazed that I never knew about this movement, I was in high school/ jr high in the late 80's - early 90's and this should have been a topic with in our US History text. We covered a small portion of the civil rights movement, a large amount with in the 1800's and nothing from the LA walkouts? My children and all children need to know about the strength people have had to make change, it's inspiring. Often people assume that only people hundreds of years ago made the sacrifices and changes, this was not that long ago and shows that people are able to accomplish anything together. I hope our children are as conscientious, caring and strong to stand up for what they believe is making a difference in the quality of the life in the world we share.


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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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