An epic story of three brothers. Bound by blood. Divided by fate. Driven by destiny.
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz...
180 min, USA:190 min (director's cut), 330 min (original cut)
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Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Arabic, English, Spanish
Artist, Heroin, Cousin, Gang, Half Brother
Gangster Film, Crime Thriller, Prison Film
Inner City Blues, Faltering Friendships, Drug Addiction, Going Straight
Angry, Bleak, Gritty, Confrontational, Grim
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Blood In Blood Out (also known as Bound by Honor) is a 1993 American crime-drama film directed by Taylor Hackford. It follows the intertwining lives of the three Chicano relatives from 1972 to 1984. They start out as members of a street gang in East Los Angeles, and as dramatic incidents occur, their lives and friendships are forever changed. Blood In Blood Out was filmed in 1991 throughout the Spanish-speaking areas of Los Angeles and inside California's San Quentin State Prison.
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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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Taylor Hackford directed this urgent melodrama about the realities of street crime, gangs, and prison life among the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Miklo (Damian Chapa), Paco (Benjamin Bratt) and Cruz (Jesse Borrego) are three friends who are living in the East Los Angeles of 1972 as it is torn apart by violence. When the gang violence hits the three friends, they are affected by their participation in the bitter violence in different ways. Cruz, an artist, becomes crippled, and he sinks deeply into drug addiction. Paco, an accessory to murder, joins the military to avoid jail time, leading to a spot on the LAPD. Miklo, the kid with the gun, is sent to jail, where he slowly rises up in the ranks of La Onda, the San Quentin Latino gang.
From the Director of An Officer And A Gentleman and the Producer of La Bamba.
Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug content
Gangster, Convict, Drugs, Family, Friendship, Gang-War, Narcotics-Agent, Poverty, Racism, Self-Discovery, Slice-Of-Life, Police Shootout, Slow Motion, Cutting One's Hand, Painting A Car, Penis, Prison Guard, Kitchen Accident, Scholarship, Hospital, Stick And Cut, Street Market, Cripple, Professional Hit, Crossing Self, Protege, Juvenile Delinquent, Narc, Face Slap, Watching TV, Theft, Shooting, Foosball, Slamming A Car Door On Someone's Hand, Rape, Shooting Up, Shower, Dancer, Spleen Injury, Paycheck, Face Mask, Underwear, Parole, Pico Aliso East Los Angeles, Thief, Cigarette Smoking, Rat, Kiss, Gun, Sunglasses, Cemetery, Epic, Painter, Street Life, Heist, Catholic, Pcp, Policeman, Ostracism, Reference To Joaquin Marietta, El Salvador, Flashback, Friend, Gto, Knife In The Chest, Hair Net, Hanging Over A Railing, Boxing, Knife, Ecuador, Statue, Panama, Ged, Chase, Beverly Hills California, Blow Job, Birthday, Machismo, Prejudice, Crotch Grab, Prison Gang, Art Competition, Reference To The Los Angeles Lakers, Reference To Ronald Reagan, Weightlifting, Library, U.S. Marine Corps, Dangled Over A Railing, Towel, Van, Design College Of Los Angeles, Prisoner, Church, Detective, Bible, Colombia, Organized Crime, Prison Rape, Studying, Hate, Fellatio, Reference To Pancho Villa, Rehabilitation, Rooster, Sucking On Finger, Wheelchair, Yucatan, Cinco De Mayo, Broken Back, Kitchen, Eating, Cross, Boy, Undercover Cop, Camera, Guatemala, Betrayal, Homosexual, Prison, Bare Butt, City Hall, Las Vegas Nevada, Tequila, Blow Torch, Landlord, Serial Murder, Black Militant, Spray Paint, Party, Role Model, Photograph, Pain Killer, Burial, Card Playing, Loan Shark, Drag Queen, Probation, Destiny, Cane, Money, Running, Sex, Morphine, Power, U Turn, Rifle, Parolee, Accordion, Crucifix, Recidivism, Mural, Megalomaniac, Reference To Little Bo Peep, Bus, Food, Garage, Coffin, Boxer, Police Car, Tattoo, Chino California, Nurse, La Onda, Death Of Boy, Law Library, Aryan Brotherhood, Stakeout, Painting, Lawyer, Bird, Mother Son Relationship, Law, Ethnic Slur, Cooking, Los Angeles River Channel, Art Gallery, Whittier California, Male Male Kiss, Hypodermic Needle, Glove, San Quentin Penitentiary, Strangulation, Graveyard, Grudge, Dancing, Uncle Nephew Relationship, Stepfather Stepson Relationship, Stepbrother Stepbrother Relationship, Stabbing, Spit In The Face, Shot In The Back, Shootout, Robbery, Riot, Reckless Driving, Parole Board, Obscene Finger Gesture, Murdered In A Church, Marijuana, Latino, Latina, Knife Held To Throat, Injection, Honor, Half Brother Half Brother Relationship, Grandfather Grandson Relationship, Graffiti, Funeral, Fight, Female Nudity, Father Son Relationship, Father Daughter Relationship, Family Relationships, Explosion, East Los Angeles California, Drug Use, Death, Death By Overdose, Cocaine, Chicano, Car Chase, Car Accident, Brother Brother Relationship, Bribe, Boxing Club, Blood, Beating, Aunt Nephew Relationship, Artificial Leg, African American, Racial Slur, Tragic Event, Cousin Cousin Relationship, Male Nudity, Los Angeles California, Drug Addict, Drug Addiction, White Power, Hispanic, Police, Revenge, Biracial, Drug Abuse, Class Differences, Prison Riot, Murder, Growing Up, Drug Overdose, Violence, Tragedy, Based On True Story, surprise ending Drug Addiction, Faltering Friendships, Going Straight, Inner City Blues, Mexican, Barrio, Gang War, 1980s, 1970s, Mexican American, Bandana, Cholo, From the Director of An Officer And A Gentleman and the Producer of La Bamba.
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Sex & Nudity
Rated R for strong graphic violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug material.
On a hood, there is a drawing of a naked woman with breasts seen.
One character has sex in a car, the woman's breasts are seen for a few seconds.
It is implied one male character is about to give another male character oral se a few times.
Homosexual comments are made in prison
It also has a bunch of naked men taking a shower together in prison you see them from the back and you will see everything on their back.
There is a naked women in a poster its hard to see but if you are really paying attention you will see it
Violence & Gore
Many fistfights and shootouts. People are beaten and stabbed, ran over, at times with bloody results. Movie is about killing and defending their gang's honor.
163 uses of Fuck
In one scene, there are two guys smoking pot.
Talk of various drugs throughout
Characters smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol
A 13 year old boy smokes in one scene
There is talk of prisoners being addicted to cocaine
Cruz is a heroin addict and is seen injecting it into his arm along with his friend
Mostly the fighting and stabbing.
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