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El Chicano

El Chicano is a movie starring Logan Arevalo, Julian Bray, and Adolfo Alvarez. A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.

Other Titles
エル・チカーノ レジェンド・オブ・ストリート・ヒーロー
Running Time
1 hours 48 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Ben Hernandez Bray
Joe Carnahan, Ben Hernandez Bray
Logan Arevalo, Julian Bray, Marco Rodríguez, Adolfo Alvarez
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.

Comments about drama «El Chicano» (22)

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Kyle S.

This is an extraordinarily well directed and acted movie. In this movie we are seeing a version of our current drug culture. The main actors portray a group of people who are having a difficult time adjusting to their lives, yet the movie makes it clear that they are all too human. The movie does a great job of showing how different groups of people deal with situations in their lives. I liked this movie because it is a fantastic attempt at telling the story of how our current drug culture is affecting so many people. There are a few scenes where it is obvious that these characters are just trying to fit in. Yet other scenes are so unique and captivating that you don't notice. I think this is a movie that is not for everyone. However, if you are open to seeing a movie about our current drug culture, then you will love this movie. I gave this movie an 8 out of 10 because it did a great job of showing what drug culture is like.

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There is a few years gap between this film and last year's TWILIGHT but its portrayal of an immigrant's transition to a more normal life makes this an excellent film. After graduating from college, Jimmy is unexpectedly released from jail but is put into the care of a lot of "friends", despite being able to speak English. The film starts off with Jimmy and a friend of his going to an archery range where he meets a young Hispanic woman. Once she leaves, Jimmy and his friends try to find the best way to get her to return and they settle on sleeping together. This setup is important to the film because it's one of the only times when this film is able to show the lengths people will go to to help others. The film is an excellent portrayal of the complexities of immigrants and how a lot of them will go to extremes to help those less fortunate. The film is beautifully shot with great camera angles and lighting. The film is very interesting and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I would recommend the film to anyone, even if you're not a big fan of this type of film, because the acting is superb.

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For some reason this movie is getting much hate from my fellow Mexican and I do not understand it. Don't get me wrong, I think it was a great movie, but it was not some Oscar-winning masterpiece. It is not supposed to be. It is just a story about a young girl, who has a very difficult life growing up in a poor area of Mexico, and she has to face her fears of becoming homeless and risking life in jail. It is a character driven movie, so it's like watching a person live their life. I do not believe that people need to see it to judge it, you should just watch it yourself. Good job!

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In a film that is about coming of age, it is interesting that the majority of the characters are not male at all. The first female character is Maribel, a child who is about to grow up to become a woman herself. The only other male characters are played by Sean Penn and Cynthia Nixon. I was surprised to see an Asian child in this film. It wasn't until I saw "Goyo" that I realized there are many more Asian children who are actors in this film. It is amazing to see how beautiful Maribel is. You can see how much she cares about the care of her mother and other relatives. You can also see how great she is at being a successful business woman. The film ends with her showing her last film and giving the family an announcement about it. It is so beautiful to see how strong Maribel is, how strong her mother is, how strong the rest of the family is, and how strong she is as a woman. Maribel's family seems to be the perfect model for Asian families. The only negative about Maribel's family is that the husbands in her family don't really get along very well. They don't really care much about their wives and so they don't really do much for them. Maribel has to earn her own income to be able to take care of her mother and other relatives. Maribel says that her father is the first person who actually loves her. The story is about Maribel's grandmother and the family's secret and how Maribel's mother deals with it. The movie shows the need for this relationship. When Maribel's grandmother dies, Maribel takes care of her mother in her own way. The movie shows the best moments of this relationship as Maribel's mother dies and is shown to be dying. Maribel's mother is a child who needs to have care, but her mother doesn't want to be caretakers of her. The final moments of Maribel's mother's life show how Maribel has to be the caretaker of her mother.

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Mark Carroll

Nnamdi Asante's directorial debut, Chicanos: On the Run, is a moving and thought-provoking film that builds a compelling, engaging and interesting storyline with strong characters and an excellent soundtrack. The film focuses on the experiences of four main characters. A young Mexican immigrant, Tania (Ana Lucia), decides to take a job in New York as a busboy at the famous Cafe des Amis. It's an opportunity she is looking forward to because of her family history and of course because of her talent. However, things go awry when Tania's new boss, The Streets (Eduardo Noriega), is unkind and demeaning. Tania, the stereotypical immigrant, is caught in a dilemma: do she go through the stress of taking the job or do she quit? Tania tries to figure out which is the better choice for her and, ultimately, she decides to take the job. She learns that her co-workers are prejudiced against immigrants and that being a busboy is a difficult and dangerous occupation. Tania struggles to find work in New York but she eventually finds a place to stay. However, Tania is not the only one who suffers from the prejudice and intolerance. Her co-workers have similar beliefs and, unfortunately, there are no white police officers or Latina nurses to help Tania get the job done. Tania's troubles get worse as she begins to fall in love with the other waitress, Charlie (Nina Varela), who is looking for work as a waitress and a maid. Tania decides that she must leave New York and go back to her family in Mexico. However, she is worried about her children and not knowing whether to return or return to her mother. She also cannot return home without having permission from her family. It's a wonderful dilemma for Tania, because she is feeling very torn between the worth of her work and the love she feels for her mother and her children. When Tania's mother dies, Tania is forced to go back to Mexico to face her mother's funeral. There, she is introduced to her relatives, who support her decision to go back to Mexico. However, they also have the same worries about her leaving and for the second time. When Tania returns to Mexico, her mother has not shown up for her and she is left alone and miserable. What Tania does to try to improve her life is unknown, and the film ends with the question of whether or not she can return to New York. Despite the difficulties Tania faces, she succeeds in her mother's funeral. It is this event that gives her strength and encourages her to leave New York and head back home. The Streets is another character in the film. His problems are similar to Tania's and the film ends with the fact that the Streets has been evicted from the Cafe des Amis. Tania, the Streets and Charlie decide that they must stop the busboys and stop the discrimination against immigrants. After making a strong start to the film, the film takes a sudden turn in its conclusion. The Streets makes a decision that will affect the lives of both the immigrant and Tania's family, since they are all connected. The Streets is played by the amazing and charismatic David Guillod. This character had the most complex part of the story and played the role with so much soul. I was really disappointed that the character was not given more character development because his change in the film was quite disturbing. However, the plot was strong enough that the audience is left with the same impression as the characters. The other characters, Tania, Charlie and The Streets have a strong story as well. The film is a must-see for everyone who is interested in

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This is one of the best films I've seen this year. Don't go in with the preconceived idea that it is a cheesy, over-the-top B movie, or that it will take you a bit to find the humor. I found it to be witty, very funny, and an inspirational film. While I've seen many other movies with characters that are the same, "Chicano" is unique. We are dealing with the real life of a man named Earl Cardona who was born in the U.S. to an immigrant family and continues to be a part of the Chicano movement. This film will keep you going for two hours. If you are able to put it aside, take in the sights and sounds of the Chicano community, you will realize that this film is very insightful, and provides a new voice for the Chicano movement.

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Debra H.

This movie is a story of two white friends who get caught up in a series of events after they're caught with marijuana and are sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling a joint. Their families are mad because they didn't know they were in a pot deal when they were caught. The two friends don't really know each other much and are very much unlikeable. There are no real "villains" in this movie, other than those two friends and the prison where they were sent. The movie is just about the struggle to come out of prison and the effects it has on their lives. It's a feel good movie, with some emotional moments, and a good lesson to be learned. I was really impressed with this movie. The acting was pretty good for a TV movie, especially the two white actors. Their performances were really impressive and worked well with the story of their characters. I really enjoyed this movie and I would recommend it to anyone who is into movies that deal with the harsh realities of the "black/white" or "western/drugs/mainstream" view of the world. 8/10

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Craig O.

Well I've seen some of these movies before and I liked them, but I thought this one was better. I liked the storyline, especially the main character who just wants to be with the girl he likes, and she doesn't understand him. She doesn't know he is Mexican or something. She doesn't know he is gay, he is just trying to have a normal life. The acting was good, and the characters were interesting and had interesting stories. The story is like a mixture of a "Mickey Mouse" and a "Pocahontas". It was really funny, and really sad at the same time. I would recommend this movie to anyone. I would also recommend to watch the movie "Tropical Storm" by Luis D. Lopez because that movie is also about this kind of stories. I would rate this movie 9 out of 10.

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In the recent past, many Hollywood directors have made movies based on the life of a rich or famous person. This is a very unusual film, because it is made in the same manner as a Hollywood movie. A person who is famous and rich, lives a life with lots of money and luxury, has his own family and a luxurious lifestyle. But, because of his unaccepted condition, he is sent to a mental institution. There, he meets a person who is the same age as him, and they become friends. The film then proceeds to show how they become friends, their relationship with each other and their interactions with society. It is a very interesting movie, but it is not an easy one to watch. It has a very strong message. The main character is very open, and he does not allow anyone to touch him or control him. His behavior is very strange and strange. The relationship between him and the main character is very interesting. And the ending is very good, and very touching. This is a very unusual movie, but it is very good. The acting is very good, the story is good, and the music is good. The film is an interesting film, and you should definitely see it. It is very unusual, but it is good. Recommended.

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Nicole D.

This movie is a mixture of life and death, when one man's life is in danger. But, the idea behind it is different. The death of a family member is more or less a public scandal in a Mexican town. The movie is told from the point of view of the sister of the family. The movie is a bit slow at first, but the story is told as a silent film, so it's not boring at all. The movie is about an aunt and uncle's daughter, who is a poor girl. She can't get money to support her family, so she has to go on the streets to get money. The aunt and uncle have to pay her with drugs. She's addicted to them and the uncle's wife is very ill. The uncle tries to take the money, but the aunt is in the middle of the money. The aunt dies in the end. But, the movie is not about the aunt and uncle, but about the life of the poor girl, and the way she survives. It's a really good movie. I recommend it to everybody.

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The story is one of desperation, and the actor who plays the character is clearly frustrated. His father is white, and he wants his son to learn the language and keep up his position. The parents, some of whom are in the US Navy, are clearly more concerned with materialism than with the well-being of their child. They do not want to see their son play football, to leave the Navy, to study at a school. They want their son to get a job, and to graduate. They want his daughter to marry a nice man, and not be a prostitute. They want him to become a lawyer, to get a good job. They even want him to go to the University of Texas. It is depressing to see so many parents' efforts in vain. You wonder, if this were not a situation of civil unrest, would this dad so strongly urge his son to stay in the Navy? The movie is very moving, because it shows that just having money is not enough to make a difference in the world.

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Judith M.

This film was directed by Fernando de la Torre, and it tells the story of three brothers. The brothers are all from different social backgrounds and are in their own way, as well as each other, in a way similar to the brothers in the film. The film is not one of those low budget films with all the bells and whistles. Rather, it is a simple story of brotherhood and their struggle to find their way in life. I am not sure if the film was a success, but it is certainly a film worth watching. The performances are not outstanding, but the film is very watchable.

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The cinematography is beautiful. The sound is beautiful. The sound editing and music is beautiful. I have always felt comfortable in the theater and the setting of the house does not do this film justice. However, the story is not bad. It is more like a great character study. The film is just too long and would have benefited greatly if there were two or three short films each to illustrate or focus on the main themes. The script was spot on. I did not feel like there was one wasted moment in the film.

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Lori Aguilar

I remember seeing this film when it first came out in 1987 and finding it to be a disturbing and highly disturbing film. It is now 18 years later and I find it to be more of a documentary than a horror film. It is a film about a group of young black men that go to a small town in upstate New York to go to a summer job at a mill. The mill owners are racist and do not want to hire blacks, and the young men are not able to find work. The film then begins to focus on the black youth, and how they try to fit in and fit in with the white people in the town. The young men are all very talented and it is really hard to see them go down the path of being a gangster. This film is a great movie to see if you are a fan of these types of films.

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Carolyn Carlson

In this far-fetched plot, a Mexican immigrant (Tatiana Guevara) moves to New York and in a few weeks discovers that she has inherited the title of love. After she marries a hipster, she is defeated to marry him. When her lover dies, she asks a healer (Gloria Arroneda) to bring the dead lover back to life and then they go on an adventure to find him and finally to bring him back to life. Like many of her films, Tatiana Guevara's film is a story of revenge and revenge is a theme in the film. Because this film is based on a true story, it was challenging to translate the plot. With the help of the script writers, production designer, actress, and various other people, it was accomplished in the most effective way possible. The screenplay is a lighthearted tale of revenge. It is quite emotional, but nothing is shocking. Although some of the scenes were a little too harsh, they were done in a way to build up the story. The editing was done very well, but the credit for that goes to the director. It's a wonderful film that is not an attack on Mexican immigrants, but an attack on romanticism. The film offers a different perspective on a romantic story, but in the end, there is nothing new to offer. The movie was never meant to be a "masterpiece," and the answer to the question "what's the point of the film?" remains the same. If you are a person who is interested in the stories of Mexican immigrants, then this film is for you. If you are a person who enjoys romantic films, then this film is for you. I saw the film three times at the "Ziegfeld" theater in NYC, and once at the "Theatrical Magic Theater" in Manhattan. The actors played their characters as they were meant to be played, and they delivered a beautiful, but sad, story of love. The film reminded me a lot of what I am feeling and how I felt as a Mexican immigrant.

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This film is about a young man who has been held captive by a gang for 15 years and it's a story that can happen to anyone. It's a good film about the horrors of life in prison, but there are many things that could have been done better. In the beginning, the two main characters are portrayed as two criminals who were raised in the hood, but it's not until the end that we find out why they were there. I'm glad that they decided to do that. In my opinion, the film should have ended at the beginning. I think that it would have made the film much more better, and more realistic. I also believe that the film could have been told in a more realistic way. The characters seemed like they were totally in control of their lives, and not like they were in the grips of an evil man. In addition, there were times when I felt that the film was a little too predictable, and I think that if they would have added a little more suspense to the film, it would have made the film more interesting. Overall, this is a good film. It's not perfect, but it's a good film. It has its flaws, but it's a good film. I recommend it.

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Carol F.

I saw this movie at the first Sundance Festival and was surprised that it was actually good. It was a film that could have been very dark but it didn't turn into a vampire movie. There were scenes of the film that were scary but not violent. This is a movie that could have been very dark and scary but was a good story. I enjoyed it.

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Hannah C.

I think the first thing that is missing in this movie is the acting. The acting of the main character, the author, is really good. There is a lot of humor in this movie. I don't think that there is a need for violence, although some of the scenes are quite brutal. If you have a sense of humor and a sense of how a movie should be made, you might enjoy this movie.

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I have no idea what they were trying to say. I don't know if the producers just made it up, or if they were trying to find some sort of meaning. I have seen a lot of "documentary" films and the few that are true to the source, the stories are interesting and the subjects are interesting. This is not one of those films. It is more like a "documentary" with some stories and some of the subjects are interesting, but the rest is just.Boring. I don't know if the producer or director made a film out of this, and maybe I just missed something. But I am pretty sure I don't. This is not the sort of film that people who are trying to find some meaning in the story would enjoy, and the ones who just like a film that is pure, straightforward and not pretentious would not either.

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This is the first film that I've seen that has a realistic portrayal of life in the early seventies. The early seventies is an era that history will always be defined by. The movie offers a good view of life for poor children. The film shows the daily struggle for family life. The family lives are short, they struggle to survive. There is no money in the house. The father is suffering from alcoholism and neglect and is supported by the mother. But a major problem is the father and mother relationship. It is a relationship of betrayal and domination. This film will affect you if you are a child living through that time. The film will also affect you if you were a child living through that time. This is a good film to watch if you are familiar with the early seventies.

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Anthony B.

I know people are not going to like this film but I was really surprised. I was expecting something like that and I found something else. This film is a tale of a young black man in a poor area of New York, where he is being abused and discriminated against. The film is a bit slow but I found it to be very insightful and very insightful about what happens to a person who is abused. This is a film that should be seen and should be seen more. The film is a good story but I do think it could have been better if the film makers had had more to work with. The film is a good story but the film makers could have made it a bit better. This is a great film that I think should be seen.

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A powerful film that exposes the misery of a real-life family. The love story is touching. The struggle of their family to overcome the poverty and its repercussions. This movie will stay with you for a long time.