Zoot Suit

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Zoot Suit

musical mexican american san quentin

Zoot Suit

Release Date: October 02, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «An american original.»
Genres    :   Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures
Director    :   Luis Valdez
Producers    :   Anita Dann, Gordon Davidson, Phil Esparza, Peter Burrell, William P. Wingate, Frank Bayer, Eugene Blythe
Writers    :   Luis Valdez
RunTime    :   103 mins.

Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to San Quentin without substantial evidence for the death of a man at Sleepy Lagoon. As part of the defense committee, Alice Bloomfield and George Shearer fight the blatant miscarriage of justice for the freedom of Henry and his friends.

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