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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

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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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Did You Know?

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: Hey, how'd it go?
Bobby Verdugo: This is what they told me: " You have a big future ahead of you."
Paula Crisostomo: That's good!
Bobby Verdugo: In the art world.
Yoli Rios: Yeah, industrial arts.
Bobby Verdugo: Yeah, nice way to say car mechanic.
Yoli Rios: He told me secretary. There's no nice way to say that.
Paula Crisostomo: Well, didn't he offer junior college?
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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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Powerful movie
3 April 2006 | by hola_latina_chicaSee all my reviews

I was very moved by this film, it was well done, the music fit, the cast was perfect, the story was quite easy to follow, and my kids ages, 11, 7, and 6 have watched this movie at least 7 or 8 times. Each time they watch it we have a discussion. They understand that what happened in 1968 was a life changing experience for Chicanos everywhere. They stood up for their rights in a positive, honest, peaceful way, and for legitimate reasons. They understand with the walkouts that are happening in today's society are more for getting out of school and not for rights at school. My 11-year-old daughter asks why the kids at school are using this movie and saying that it has inspired them to walkout when the issues are completely different. And when kids are asked why they are walking out they really don't know. Back in 1968 all the kids new why they were walking out and were educating themselves. My 6 and 7 year old both have said that they hope that the walkouts happening now don't get kids hurt like in the movie.

I appreciate HBO showing Chicano history and hope that there are more movies to inspire and educate myself and my children of our chicano heritage. Thank you Moctezuma Esparza, and all the people involved in this movie. THANK YOU and my God Bless you.


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