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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
180 min

all about Aztln...

'cause this vato's coming back some day

to reclaim the raza's kingdom.

- Why do you put my initials on?

- Because you help me, ese.

We did it together, carnalito.

- Hey, Paco, what's up, homes?

- Chale, ese, you can't sneak up on us.

Not with Luis's

feathered watchdogs on duty.

Oy, e, El Gallo Negro

looks pretty mean, ese.

I put some feria on him.

- Cruzito!

- El Miklo! El Miklo Velka!

What's happening, ese?

- When'd you parachute in, milkweed?

- Today, from Vegas.

Ooh! High roller.

- Miklo.

- Hola, Ti Mano.

- Miklo!

What are you doing here?

- How's your father?

- Oh, he's, he's okay.

My mom wants you to pay that.

When you gonna pay your share?

Chale, I'm on the KMart

pay-as-you-can plan, eh?

You done anything

about the Corps?

I talked to the recruiter Bentley.

He's waiting for you.

And take orders

from a jarhead like you?

Forget it.

I ain't with that party.

You eat and you sleep in my house,

and as long as you do...

don't you talk to me like that!

I wanna stay with Cruz.

- Have you done your homework?

- Yeah.

In the truck.

Hey, take it easy on Mano, homes.

He just wants you to work.

Hey, he's your dad, not mine.

Let him tell you what to do, eh?

I'm just telling you, ese.

You don't have to mad-dog me.

So does that ranfla

burn or what, eh?

Chale, it's a customer's ride, man.

We can't use it.

That's bullshit.

Where do you want to go, Vegas vato?

That tree is East Los to me.

It's good to be home.

- They'll give the prize to you, homes.

You're the best.

- Not bad for a Chicano, eh?

Oy, e, Cruzito.

You still have

your quills and inks?

All right. Get down, James Brown.

Put the needle in, huh?

I want my VL tattoo.

Hey, take a look in the mirror, gero.

Does it snow in L.A.?

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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