Overview

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.

  1. Taylor Hackford

    Director

  2. Jimmy Santiago Baca

    Screenplay

  3. Floyd Mutrux

    Screenplay

  4. Jeremy Iacone

    Screenplay

  5. Ross Thomas

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Damian Chapa

    Damian Chapa

    Miklo

  2. Jesse Borrego

    Jesse Borrego

    Cruz

  3. Benjamin Bratt

    Benjamin Bratt

    Paco

  4. Enrique Castillo

    Enrique Castillo

    Montana

  5. Victor Rivers

    Victor Rivers

    Magic Mike

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Bound by Honor
Bound by Honor

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 5, 1993
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 0m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue -

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