American Me

American Me
American Me
  • R
  • 2h 5m
  • 1992
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In what The Hollywood Reporter calls "a brilliant debut", award-winning actor Edward James Olmos sets the screen ablaze with his directorial bow - a powerful, stunning examination of a Latino crime lord, set against a backdrop of prejudice and hopelessness. Olmos stars as Santana, a youth from the streets of East Los Angeles who becomes the leader of the Mexican Mafia behind the gates of Folsom Prison. Once out, Santana discovers that the harsh reality of barrio life and his blood-stained past will not give him the chance to turn his back on his former way of life. With a vehement anti-drug and anti-gang theme, American Me is an explosive and unforgettable epic.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Emanuel Levy

The film's intent to serve as a cautionary tale is admirable, but Olmos acts better than he direct...

June 21, 2017
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Philip Martin

March 4, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 13, 1992
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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