In what The Hollywood Reporter calls "a brilliant debut," award-winning actor Edward James Olmos sets the screen ablaze with his directorial bow — a powerful, stunning examination of a Latino crime lord, set against a backdrop of prejudice and hopelessness. Once out, Santana discovers that the harsh reality of barrio life and his blood-stained past will not give him the chance to turn his back on his former way of life. With a vehement anti-drug and anti-gang theme, American Me is an explosive and unforgettable epic. Shipping Note : Orders may take longer than usual to arrive as we take safety precautions in all our facilities Shipping Note : Orders may take longer than usual to arrive as we take safety precautions in all our facilities.
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Check out the new and old movies we adore and plan to stream this Diwali season, from Devdas to Hindi Medium. Browse our picks. This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who, with his friends Mundo and the Caucasian-but-acting-Hispanic J. Santana gets into trouble again and goes straight from reform school to prison, spending eighteen years there, and becoming leader of a powerful gang, both inside and outside the prison, while there. When he is finally released, he tries to make sense of the violence in his life, in a world much changed from when last he was in it. A film that explores the criminal lifestyle in a remarkably brutal and cynical fashion, American Me is the stunningly assured directing debut of Edward James Olmos.
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American Me is a American crime drama film produced and directed by Edward James Olmos , his first film as a director, and written by Floyd Mutrux and Desmond Nakano. Olmos also stars as the film's protagonist , Montoya Santana. It depicts a fictionalized account of the founding and rise to power of the Mexican Mafia in the California prison system from the s into the s. The film depicts 30 years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles. It focuses on Montoya Santana, a teen who forms a gang along with his friends J. They soon find themselves committing crimes and are arrested. In juvenile hall, Santana murders a fellow inmate who had raped him and as a result, has his sentence extended into Folsom State Prison after he turns A few years later, a now older Santana has becomes the leader of a powerful prison gang, La Eme. Upon his release he tries to relate his life experiences to the society that has changed so much since he left. La Eme has become a feared criminal organization beyond Folsom, selling drugs and committing murder.