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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 ... Vickie Castro
Bodie Olmos ... Moctesuma Esparza
Veronica Diaz Carranza ... Yoli Rios (as Veronica A. Diaz)
Jeremy Ray Valdez ... Robert Avila
Jonathan Hernandez 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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Reading. Writing. Revolution.

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akt odwagi See more »

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the scene where Robert drops off Paula at her home, Al is wearing a yellow shirt. In the next scene, inside the house, Al's shirt is blue. See more »

Quotes

Paula Crisostomo: It's like the Montgomery bus boycott!
[chatter amongst the group]
Paula Crisostomo: It's like Montgomery! You know Dr. King got everybody to boycott buses, right?
Vickie Castro: Yeah! And sessions and boycotting - great!
Tanya Mount: But this about schools, okay?
Paula Crisostomo: So, let's boycott!
David Sanchez: The schools?
Paula Crisostomo: Why not?
Harry Gamboa: That's completely different!
Paula Crisostomo: No, it's not! It's exactly the same. We get treated like second class citizens!
[...]
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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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18 March 2006 | by sakman67See all my reviews

I liked the movie that I just saw. this movie makes me wonder why I did not or have not ever heard about this part of L.A's history. I grow up in L.A county and did not read this story or learn about this story from my school or from any of my friends/neighbors. Thank you for making a movie that it seems everyone else will not. It is called history for a reason. PLease make more of this movies so that I as well as others might be able to understand more about the true history of Los Angelos.I wish that people would fill more comfortable talking about the hardships that people had to go through. please make more movies that show our history.Thank you for the history


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