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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:

$1,394,555
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Company Credits

Production Co:

WarParty Films See more »
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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

El Chicano
Written by Roberto Garcia (as Mr Criminal), Mitch Lee, Brandon Smith and Taylor Richardson
Used courtesy of Locash Records
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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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