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Walkout (2006)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 18 March 2006
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 ... See full summary »

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Edward James Olmos

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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 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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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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Reading. Writing. Revolution.

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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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$9,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Principal Ingles' name is merely the Spanish word for English. 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

Bobby Verdugo: [filling out questionnaire] Do you think you're going to graduate? pffft - Hell no!
Paula Crisostomo: Why not?
Bobby Verdugo: Not. Why not?
Paula Crisostomo: I'm serious Bobby.
Bobby Verdugo: What is the point.
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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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A must see...all you parents and your children together!
23 March 2006 | by mrod314See all my reviews

I am 41 years old. I went to Griffith Jr. high and graduated from Montebello HS in 1982. (I barely graduated, got pregnant and married by age 19, typical story of a non-informed, non-motivated Mexican/American youth). My best friend went to Roosevelt HS and my boyfriend (at the time) went to Garfield HS. I am amazed and outraged that I had never heard of this "walk out" until just last night (3/22/06). I just happened to be scrolling through the movies to watch on HBO. I read the description of the movie and was intrigued. Why was this not in the history books? or even spoken to us as students in the community from our teachers, counselors, mentors, etc? It's just another kick in the #@%! This movie should be shown to all students in Jr. High and High school, especially in heavy Chicano communities. As a matter of fact, I am going to sit through it again with my two nieces (8 & 11 years old) and my 21 year old daughter (she graduated "magna cum laude" from La Salle HS, is now graduating next June from Cal Poly Pomona and will be entering Pepperdine University to accomplish her Masters Degree…how proud is this (divorced) mother! ..a "former" non-informed, non-motivated Mexican/American youth).

Yes, the movie itself wasn't the best, the acting was okay, the SUV in the background (…1968)…..But lets look at the bigger picture. The story. The true story and it's meaning. It is such an important part of our history, so profound and full of inspiration.


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