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About the film


based on a true story


Release Date: March 18, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «Reading. Writing. Revolution.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Maya Pictures, Esparza / Katz Productions, Olmos Productions, HBO Films
Director    :   Edward James Olmos
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Timothy J. Sexton, Marcus DeLeon, Ernie Contreras, Victor Villaseñor
RunTime    :   110 mins.
Budget    :   9500000

Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. Set against the background of the civil rights movement of 1968, it is a story of courage and the fight for justice and empowerment.

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