Bound by Honor

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Bound by Honor

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Bound by Honor

Release Date: February 05, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «An epic story of three brothers. Bound by blood. Divided by fate. Driven by destiny.»
Genres    :   Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Hollywood Pictures
Director    :   Taylor Hackford
Producers    :   Richard Pagano, Sharon Bialy, Taylor Hackford, Jerry Gershwin
Writers    :   Jeremy Iacone, Ross Thomas, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Floyd Mutrux
RunTime    :   180 mins.
Budget    :   35000000

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-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.




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