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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.

Cast

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
Bob Basso
as Baliff
Alma Beltran
as His Mother
Robert Beltran
as Lowrider
Sal Lopez
as Hobo
Luis Manuel
as Cholo
Julio Medina
as His Father
Kim Miyori
as Manchuka
Angela Moya
as Bertha
Robert Phalen
as DA
Diane Rodriguez
as Stenographer
Geno Silva
as Galindo
Kurtwood Smith
as Sgt. Smith
Dennis Stewart
as Swabbie
Duke Stroud
as Guard
Socorro Valdez
as His Girl Friend
Alma Martinez
as Lupe
Marco Rodriguez
as Smiley
Kelly Ward
as Tommy
Julio Medina
as His Father
Marco Rodriguez
as Smiley
Alma Beltran
as His Mother
Dennis Stewart
as Swabbie
Kim Miyori
as Manchuka
Alma Martinez
as Lupe
Duke Stroud
as Guard
Kurtwood Smith
as Sgt. Smith
Bob Basso
as Baliff
Diane Rodriguez
as Stenographer
Geno Silva
as Galindo
Luis Manuel
as Cholo
Socorro Valdez
as His Girl Friend
Angela Moya
as Bertha
Robert Phalen
as DA
Sal Lopez
as Hobo
Robert Beltran
as Lowrider

Crew

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