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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
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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 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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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 »


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User Reviews

Outstanding... Many other low reviewers WRONG!!
11 October 2020 | by feevSee all my reviews

Very enjoyable from start to finish. I think it could have been made into a three-part trilogy with more background detail and history of how each main character became who they are. But nonetheless very well done with a surprisingly pro-american message that is very much lacking these days and what America most definitely needs... GREAT JOB Filmmakers!!

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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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