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El Chicano (2018)

R | | Action, Crime, 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.


Ben Hernandez Bray
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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 Roberto Garcia ... Jaws (as Roberto Fabian Garcia)
Aimee Garcia ... Vanessa Velez
Marlene Forte ... Susanna Hernandez
Armida Lopez ... Karla Morales


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Director Ben Hernandez Bray and writer/producer Joe Carnahan have a long history of collaboration. Including El Chicano, they've worked together, in one capacity or another, on a total of 28 different film and TV projects.

Some notable collaborations include The Grey (2014), Stretch (2014), The A-Team (2010), The Fourth Kind (2009), and Smokin' Aces (2006), See more »


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 About Real Latinos
5 May 2019 | by dfe51See all my reviews

I'm no Roger Ebert, but the first thing your hit with from the opening scene, is WOW these are real Latinos, playing themselves in this movie. the list of "Paddy's', playing Mexicans in films is as long as your arm Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Paul Muni.the other thing that makes this movie different is the way the present the East LA Latinos culture, graffiti and all. I know some people got excited last year about "Crazy Rich Asians", but that movie plot has been making the rounds in Hollywood for decades, the just inserted Asians to update the movie. this movie takes you much deeper in a real culture, a culture we need to understand if we are ever to get along.

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Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Chicano See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$700,261, 5 May 2019

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