In addition a lot of older actors can play characters in their twenties. It was all American beef. Watch American Me - Version 1 You can watch American Me online for free on this page by streaming the movie in the video player above or by choosing a different version to play below it. However, his gangster friends Pepe Serna, William Forsythe try to force him back into illegal activities. Most films in this genre have a Hollywoodized portrayal of live behind bars. Although it shows Hispanic neighborhoods in crisis, and a generation being lost to drugs, guns and crime, it does no scapegoating - the tragedy is not blamed on the dependable standby of racism, but is seen as part of the disintegration of society as a whole.
Times reported that as the bodies began dropping in the fallout from his movie, Olmos became so worried about his own personal safety that he arranged a meeting with retired Mexican Mafia leader and hitman, Ramon Mundo Mendoza and requested help. With his two childhood friends, Santana rules the prison with an iron fist, continuing a vicious A powerful, stunning examination of a Latino crime lord, set against a backdrop of prejudice and hopelessness. These scenes are not included simply for atmosphere, but because they set up a crucial secret that will color Santana's whole life. Acha as Robert Martin Marquez. Street Mechanic as Alex Solis. He spends a lot of time working with young prisoners. Charles Charlie Brown Manriquez, a Mexican Mafia member and unofficial consultant to American Me, was slain in March 1992 inside a Los Angeles housing project and La Eme stronghold less than two weeks after the film premiered.
When he is finally released, he tries to make sense of the violence in his life, in a world much changed from when last he was in it. Is there a sad aura of some kind, that allows a cop to look at a man and know he has spent most of his life behind bars? Santana, a youth from the streets of East Los Angeles, becomes the leader of the Mexican Mafia behind the gates of Folsom Prison. A good first 45 minutes or so quickly melts into underacted pathos Nobody emotes in this movie, cause they are all tough guys see. Morgan died of cancer behind bars in 1993, a year after American Me hit theatres and only months following him filing a lawsuit against Olmos and the makers of the film for defaming him and stealing his likeness without providing compensation. He was apprehended minutes later running from the scene and convicted at a forthcoming trial.
That doesn't mean much to me; by the time the movies finish with them, true stories are as fictional as any other. Advertisement Olmos even reaches behind the natural boundaries of his story to include an opening sequence that takes place before Santana is born. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. In addition to the miscasting and sodomy American Me suffers from serious script issues. . Santana, a youth from the streets of East Los Angeles, becomes the leader of the Mexican Mafia behind the gates of Folsom Prison.
Even those that have obvious hairline issues see the later Porky's movies seem to pull it off. Want some grill cheese, ese? But I'm asking you, please, take my brother's name off. This movie is hosted on Putlocker and was not uploaded by us or any person affiliated with us. We often hear of the need for leadership in ethnic ghettoes like the one Santana knows. The couple have attended a wedding, and are in formal clothes. Yup poetry and anal sex, American Me is one makeover away from its own Bravo series. Ana The Gang Lady Lizarraga, a community youth counselor and official on-set paid consultant to Olmos, was shot to death in front of her house in May 1992.
» Quotes : Can I talk to you a minute? In jail, he works his way to the top of the institution's violent drug trade, but, on his release from prison, he opts for a redemptive, family-centered lifestyle. Outside, where he falls in love with an understanding woman Evelina Fernandez , he is already a big man because of his stature in prison. He sees a world in which gang killings are being replaced by murders that are committed simply for the adrenaline rush of pulling the trigger. Santana gets into trouble again and goes straight from reform school to prison, spending eighteen year there, and becoming leader of a powerful gang, both inside and outside the prison, while there. But what if only one kind of leadership is possible? Summary: A powerful, stunning examination of a Latino crime lord, set against a backdrop of prejudice and hopelessness. A character like Santana, born into an earlier version of such a world, may eventually through hard lessons and his own underlying strength of character, find out what is wrong and what he must do.
In interviews, Olmos talks about the grim statistics: nearly 800 murders in Los Angeles per year, more than half of all the juvenile offenders accused of murder. Manuel Rocky Luna, like Manriquez, a La Eme member who had served as an unpaid consultant for American Me, was killed a little over a year later. It simply takes at face value the characters contention that they are king of the world. Hurrah, that's like being voted carny of the month. She was shot at point-blank range in the head by recently-paroled Mexican Mafia prospect Jose Joker Gonzales on May 13, 1992, executed in her driveway in front of her son and boyfriend.
What if the choices are crime or death? Santana struggles to hold things together as a hotheaded new generation comes along. With his two childhood friends, Santana rules the prison with an iron fist, continuing a vicious cycle from which there is no escape. This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who, with his friends Mundo and the Caucasian-but-acting-Hispanic J. Olmos's tale of latino gang life in and outside of prison is right on the mark. American Me is a straightforward prison drama.