Bound by Honor
- Original title
Bound by Honor (Blood In, Blood Out)
- Running time
- 180 min.
- United States
Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux (Story: Ross Thomas)
Billy Bob Thornton,
Hollywood Pictures / Touchwood Pacific Partners I
Thriller. Drama | Prison Drama. Mafia. Racism. Street Gang
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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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