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Zoot Suit Details


Mexican-American gangster Henry Reyna (Daniel Valdez) and others in his group are accused of a murder in which they had no part. They are then rounded up by the police because of their race and their choice of clothing. The gang members are thrown into prison and put through a racist trial. As Henry considers his fate, he has a conversation with El Pachuco (Edward James Olmos), a figure from his own conscience who makes him contemplate a choice between his heritage and his home country.


Daniel Valdez
as Henry Reyna
Edward James Olmos
as El Pachuco
Charles Aidman
as George
Tyne Daly
as Alice
John Anderson
as Judge
Abel Franco
as Enrique
Mike Gomez
as Joey
Frank McCarthy
as Press
Lupe Ontiveros
as Dolores
Tony Plana
as Rudy
Rose Portillo
as Della
Angela Moya
as Bertha
Robert Phalen
as DA
Sal Lopez
as Hobo
Robert Beltran
as Lowrider
Socorro Valdez
as His Girl Friend
Kurtwood Smith
as Sgt. Smith
Bob Basso
as Baliff
Diane Rodriguez
as Stenographer
Geno Silva
as Galindo
Luis Manuel
as Cholo
Alma Martinez
as Lupe
Duke Stroud
as Guard
Alma Beltran
as His Mother
Marco Rodriguez
as Smiley
Kelly Ward
as Tommy
Julio Medina
as His Father
Dennis Stewart
as Swabbie
Kim Miyori
as Manchuka


Luis Valdez
Moctesuma Esparza
Peter Burrell
Luis Valdez
Screen Story
Luis Valdez
David Myers
Shorty Rogers
Musical Arrangement
Shorty Rogers
Composer (Music Score)
Daniel Valdez
Composer (Music Score)
Jacqueline Cambas
Yvonne Wood
Costume Designer
Win Phelps
First Assistant Director
Patricia Birch