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Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019)

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Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and addiction.

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Craig Balkam Craig Balkam ... Self
Jhonnie Harris Jhonnie Harris
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Cheech Marin ... Self
Max Martinez Max Martinez
Michelle Rodriguez ... Self
Robert Rodriguez ... Self
Danielle Trejo Danielle Trejo ... Self
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Gilbert Trejo Gilbert Trejo ... Self
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71 years in the making, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the feature documentary experience revealing the extraordinary life journey of Hollywood's most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo. From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters and helping troubled addicts. Danny gives a first hand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film. To this day, Danny continues to council recovering addicts and speak at state prisons. After 46 years of sobriety, he never forgets his roots and pays forward that which has been bestowed on him. Having spent 71 years starring in a personal expedition that outshines any Hollywood fiction, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, is the shocking story of one mans capacity to overcome his demons, only to discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys. Through the exploration of his old stomping ground and the supporting cast of family, friends and some ... Written by Brett Harvey

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2 November 2019 | by meagherthomasSee all my reviews

So many good films, but this is a great California Story. There are parts that don't work. The frequent comment by an attractive non-introspective actresses is a detraction. And the first of the film, Danny comes across as eccentric and not genuine, but as the film develops the man comes through and one can not come away impressed. There is one former prison guard out there that did Danny a solid by keeping his mouth shut. We are the beneficiary of Danny and some grace.


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Canada

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7 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Заключённый #1: Восхождение Дэнни Трехо See more »

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