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Blood In, Blood Out [DVD] [Director's Cut Edition]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In this epic drama exploring Chicano life in East Los Angeles, Miklo (Damian Chapa), Cruz (Jesse Borrego), and Paco (Benjamin Bratt) are three young cousins raised as brothers. Miklo, born of a Chicano mother and a white father, is Chicano on the inside, but feels betrayed by his white skin and blue eyes that keep him on the fringes of his Chicano heritage. Desperate to belong to what he feels is his true family, he'll do anything to be a part of his cousins' gang--his "family." But a retaliatory attack on a rival gang sends Miklo, out on probation, back to prison, and he finds himself in San Quentin. As he serves his time and tries to find a place in the Latino power group in prison--La Onda--his hotheaded cousin Paco turns to a career in law enforcement, while Cruz makes his way as a successful artist. Cruz's career hits a dead end after he gets addicted to drugs and inadvertently causes a tragedy that alientates him from his family. With their respective paths drawing the family apart, the three men must find out who they are, and whether they can hold on to the bond that once united them. Benjamin Bratt and Jesse Borrego turn in believable, moving portrayals as Miklo's cousins in this decade-spanning drama loosely based on actual prison gang riots in the 1980s.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 19694

  • Credits
    Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Damian Chapa, Enrique Castillo, Victor Rivers, Delroy Lindo, Billy Bob Thornton, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Carlos Carrasco
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Like one of those huge wall murals that give bold, defiant color to an urban landscape....[Chapa, Bratt and Borrego] are excellent..."
    New York Times

    "...BOUND BY HONOR comes fully alive when it moves behind bars. There's an exploitative thrill built into the genre..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...BOUND BY HONOR contains some effective performances, some moments of deeply felt truth..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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