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El Chicano (2018)

R | | Drama | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.

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Ben Hernandez Bray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Arevalo Logan Arevalo ... Young Diego
Julian Bray Julian Bray ... Young Pedro
Adolfo Alvarez ... Young Jose / Shotgun
Marco Rodríguez ... Jesus Salas
Emilio Rivera ... Shadow
Yadi Valerio Rivera ... Lola
George Lopez ... Manuel Gomez
Raúl Castillo ... Diego Hernandez (as Raul Castillo)
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... David Martinez
Noel Gugliemi ... Silent
David Castañeda ... Shotgun (as David Castaneda)
Roberto Garcia ... Jaws (as Roberto Fabian Garcia)
Aimee Garcia ... Vanessa Velez
Marlene Forte ... Susanna Hernandez
Armida Lopez ... Karla Morales
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Storyline

When L.A.P.D. Detective Diego Hernandez is assigned a career-making case investigating a vicious cartel, he uncovers links to his brother's supposed suicide and a turf battle that's about to swallow his neighborhood. Torn between playing by the book and seeking justice, he resurrects the masked street legend El Chicano. Now, out to take down his childhood buddy turned gang boss, he sets off a bloody war to defend his city and avenge his brother's murder. Written by Mary Kate Holmes

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Our Streets. Our Fight. Our Hero. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Chicano See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$700,261, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$1,400,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,400,603
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Company Credits

Production Co:

WarParty Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(festival)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Director Ben Hernandez Bray and writer/producer Joe Carnahan had trouble securing financing for the film in Hollywood due to the script featuring an all-Latino cast.

In a May 2019 interview with the New York Times, Joe Carnahan recalled how one Hollywood executive told him the film needed a "Caucasian influence".

The filmmakers were eventually able to find investors in Canada, and a large portion of the film was produced in Calgary with a budget of $7 million. See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by El-P (as Jamie Meline) and Killer Mike (as Michael Santiago Render)
Performed by Run the Jewels
Published by Definitive Jux Music/Pulse Worldwide (SESAC), Aniyah's Music/The Royalty Network (ASCAP)
Used courtesy of RTJ Music, Inc.
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MOVIE DELIVERS AT A HIGH LEVEL
30 October 2018 | by LaGrange73See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect, walking into this film but I was blown away by what I saw. The acting, action and story are first rate. I saw this at the film festival in Calgary and didn't have any knowledge of it beyond the fact it was shot locally. The movie really works on every level and I especially loved the score. I'm hoping this gets a decent release because it should be seen in a movie theater like I saw it.


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