Zoot Suit

Synopsis: A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped almost to the ankle.... the rebellious fashion of young men) had on the morals and attitudes of the people of that era.
Genre: Drama, Musical
Director(s): Luis Valdez
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.
103 min

You and your pachucos drove into that

williams ranch like pancho villa,

and you left a corpse behind...

a kid named joe sanchez.

I know 50 guys by that name.

How about henry reyna?

They a dime a dozen too? Nel, ese.

There's only one. This one.

Then you must be

the one we want.

Anchors aweigh,ese.

Good-bye, navy.

Start talkin', hank.

The lieutenant's over there, smart-ass.

Screw you, flatfoot.

Why, you...

te vamos a chingar, cabrn.

Hang tough,ese.

You don't deserve it,

but you're gonna get it anyway.

Ah, forget it.

He's out cold.




Get up and escape, henry.

Leave reality behind.

Con tus buenas garras

muy chambelin.

Escape through

the barrio streets of your mind.

Through a neighborhood

of memories,

all chuckhole-lined.

And the love...

And the pain...

As fine as wine.

It's a lifetime ago,

last saturday night,

before the sleepy lagoon

and the big, bad fight.

Tu mam, carnal.



I'm home.

Ah, just in time.

Supper's ready.


Where's the boys?



Sam, Sam,

For goodness' sake

Go Out And Get Yourself Some clothes

that rate Some Clothes That Rate

Go Shopping Now So you

can meet your sunday gal

I'll Do It

I'll do it today

Henry! Rudy!vengan a cenar.

And This Is What I'll Say

I Want A Zoot Suit

With the reet pleat

With The Drape Shape

And the stuff cuff

To Look Sharp Enough

To see my sunday gal



Come and eat.ay.

I thought you weren't gonna

wear that thing anymore.


this one last time.

It's my farewell dance.

Hmm. I don't know what you see en

estas cochinadas de"suit zoots."


We call 'em drapes.

Ah,s,drapes, huh?

Zoot suit,esta.


What are the police calling them?

They're arresting boys right off the streets.


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Luis Valdez

Luis Miguel Valdez (born June 26, 1940) is an American playwright, actor, writer and film director. Regarded as the father of Chicano theater in the United States, Valdez is best known for his play Zoot Suit, his movie La Bamba, and his creation of El Teatro Campesino. A pioneer in the Chicano Movement, Valdez broadened the scope of theatre and arts of the Chicano community. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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