American Me

American Me

Title: American Me

Release: 1992

Rating: 7.2

Language: English

Country: USA

Runtime: 125

Genre: Biography,Crime,Drama,Romance

American Me

Release 1992
Rating 7.2
Language English
Country USA
Runtime 125
Genre Biography,Crime,Drama,Romance



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.D., form their own gang and are soon arrested for a break-in. 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.

Director :

Edward James Olmos

Writer :

Floyd Mutrux (story), Floyd Mutrux (screenplay), Desmond Nakano (screenplay)

Actors :

... Pedro Santana

... Mundo

... Young Montoya Santana

... Young J.D.