Blood In, Blood Out

Synopsis: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Taylor Hackford
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
55%
R
Year:
1993
180 min
3,076 Views

So what's the difference

between East L.A. and L.A.?

It's a whole different country.

Hope it works out better

for you here than in Vegas.

It's got to. It's home.

You're not gonna get anything

like this in Las Vegas.

You got that right. I been dreamin'

about these for 18 months.

Eighteen months.

Say hello to your mother.

And stay out of trouble.

Hey! Hey!

Jesse! I'm gonna need a trim, homes.

Miklo, tell those wetbacks to step

on it, or they ain't gonna get paid.

- Did you hear what I said?

- I heard you!

Get their asses movin'.

I got two more trucks on the way.

I'm already humpin',

and you ordered too much.

That's 1,500 bucks worth of mud.

Now you tell 'em to get it down,

or they can pay for it.

Your mistake. Tell 'em yourself.

Don't ever take the side of a Mexican

over your father. Just tell 'em!

F*ck you!

You ungrateful little punk!

I'm the one that kept you out of jail!

You love 'em so much,

get a broom and you can get

the same thing they're gettin' paid.

- And I'll get a man to run this crew!

- You son of a bitch!

Find yourself another slave, Dad!

I wish I could have seen

your father's face.

You beat him up.

Don't worry, Mama.

He ain't never gonna touch you again.

- Not after what I done.

- I know that cabrn.

He'll turn you in.

Miklo, come. Help me. Do me up.

I need that money.

Whoo, baby. Cold hands.

Just six little days?

Bingo! I'm home free.

June 28th. My birthday, remember?

I'll be off probation.

A birthday. Ooh, 18.

But to me you're always

gonna be my little chavalito, huh?

Oy, e, I'm late.

Beto hates to wait.

Hey, Miklo. You can stay with your Aunt

Dolores, huh? Come on. We'll drop you.

Dolores?

Dolores!

Oh, it's so good to see you.

Ay,, Paco! Paco, ven aqu...

You're so tall.

- How long are you here?

- Uh, I'm back for good.

- Your probation is over?

- No, no. Um, he's got

a birthday coming up.

Look, um, I gotta go.

Dolores, Miklo's gonna stay

with you for a while, okay?

- Why?

- Because you have so much more room.

I love you, nino, huh?

Lupe, you may be my sister, but I'm

tired of taking care of you! Grow up!

Look! I have tried

to be like you! I can't!

- Your life would drive me crazy!

- What about your son?

- The Pillsbury doughboy's back in town.

- Back for good, homes.

What's happening, man?

Thought you was never comin' back, eh?

So what's up? You couldn't hang

with your white boy daddy or what?

Paco, uh, Miklo's gonna be staying with

us for a while, huh? Make room for him.

Chale, ain't no one sharing

my bed and TV but a woman.

- This puto's stayin' in the garage, eh?

- Oh, yeah?

Pues, sabes qu, Mr Chale.

You're not the rooster here, huh?

This is my house.

Miklo's your cousin.

Take this electric bill

over to Mano and tell him

it has to be paid this afternoon.

Better keep the blankets

over your head, pendejo...

so your fluorescent skin

don't keep me awake all night.

- Come on.

- Hey, check out this f*cking "3 P," ese.

Since when do we let Tres Puntos

get away with that shit, homes?

Big badass vato.

3 P ain't nothin' but a bunch...

of f*ckin' paint sniffers

who sneak in here at night.

- They ain't about shit, ese.

- They are shit, ese.

So why the f*ck do you come

all the way back here, eh?

F*ck you.

I'm gonna kick your ass, milkweed.

Come on, Jolly Green Giant!

I'm gonna kick your ass, milkweed!

You better run, white boy!

This is Quetzalcoatl,

the great Aztec poet king.

He ruled the kingdom of Aztln...

that was from Mexico

all the way up here to Califas.

- Sexy mamasota.

- Pay attention, pelao.

I'm gonna teach you

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Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca (born January 2, 1952 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is an American poet and writer of Apache and Chicano descent. more…

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