A review of the film american me by edward james olmos

American me 1992 | 125 min as a young man, montoya santana (edward james olmos) is introduced to gang life on the tough streets of los angeles after spending his youth in reform school. American me is a 1992 american biographical crime drama film produced and directed by edward james olmos, his first film as a director, and written by floyd mutrux and desmond nakano olmos also stars as the film's protagonist , montoya santana. It's always the job of the actor to convince even so, there's no mistaking the anguish of edward james olmos' tone as he describes the making of american me, universal's $16-million story about the implosive pressures of latino gang life in east los angeles and the california prison system. The mexican mafia was so offended by the critically-acclaimed 1992 film american me, the violent and vengeful crime syndicate murdered a trio of consultants to the movie and threatened to kill the movie’s director and star edward james olmos, according to california state police documents and court recordsamerican me is considered historical fiction, a raw and epic tale of one hispanic man. Edward james olmos, who directed the movie and plays santana, says the film is based on a true story that doesn't mean much to me by the time the movies finish with them, true stories are as fictional as any other.

Olmos reveals himself to be quite a stylist behind the camera, making deft use of cross-cutting to amplify the film's level of drama during key sequences and crafting a number of nerve-jangling set pieces along the way (an assassination during a prison film screening is a standout. Edward james olmos (born february 24, 1947) is an american actor and director he is known for his roles as william adama in the re-imagined battlestar galactica, lieutenant martin marty castillo in miami vice, teacher jaime escalante in stand and deliver, patriarch abraham quintanilla, jr in the film selena, detective gaff in blade runner. Edward james olmos: “i just finished directing and producing a film called the devil has a name it’ll probably premiere sometime in january it’ll probably premiere sometime in january it’s about water contamination in the central valley. Edward james olmos sets the screen ablaze in this powerful epic about a youth from the streets of east la who becomes the leader of the mexican mafia from behind the gates of folsom prison.

American me (1992) cast: synopsis: as a young man, montoya santana (edward james olmos) is introduced to gang life on the tough streets of los angeles after spending his youth in reform school soon santana finds himself facing an 18-year prison sentence edward copeland on film (edward copeland) review user reviews there are. Actor and producer edward james olmos was born on february 24, 1947 in los angeles, california at a young age, olmos dreamt of being a professional baseball player, but he later thought that being a performer would be his way out of his east los angeles neighborhood. In the gregory nava film my family/mi familia, he joins an ensemble cast, which includes jimmy smits and edward james olmos, as a loving yet troubled son of a working class mexican-american.

Directed by edward james olmos with edward james olmos, william forsythe, sal lopez, vira montes a mexican-american mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. Review: an ambitious drama about gang warfare and the culture of violence, american me is nothing if not earnest unfortunately, this doesn't mean it's a particularly successful film for every. Synopsis edward james olmos was born in los angeles on february 24, 1947, and got his first big acting break in the stage production of zoot suithis career steadily grew, as he appeared in films. Edward james olmos crafted a classic film about the world of la gang culture and violence it didn't get any academy awards, but i think it is well worth watching this particular dvd has some commentary and extra features that were excellent. Great acting from edward james olmos and a true to the heart movie about a young mexican american boy with a troubled childhood this movies takes you back to the zoot suit days and the riots, where tragedy strikes a young couple, thus, changing the course of their lives forever.

Slashfilm reports that battlestar galactica's edward james olmos has been completely cut from shane black’s reboot of the predator, because the film's run time was 45 minutes too long i’m. The mexican mafia was so offended by the critically-acclaimed 1992 film american me, the violent and vengeful crime syndicate murdered a trio of consultants to the movie and threatened to kill the movie’s director and star edward james olmos, according to california state police documents and court records american me is considered. John sayles' new film, which stars edward james olmos and lisagay hamilton, is the indie film icon's best work in years marjorie baumgarten, dec 6, 2013 2 guns. In a cast that includes a giant like edward james olmos as the father of just out of jail and conflicted mayans prospect ez, played by jd pardo and his charter colleague and brother angel.

a review of the film american me by edward james olmos Mad props to william forsythe&edward james olmos for making a chilling movie that deals with reality for somethis film deals with a wide range of topicsit says you have to be tough physically but more importantly mentallyyou have to know yourselfprison wasn't olmos problem in this film finding himself washe knew how to survive but not to be alive.

Director edward james olmos fearlessly takes aim at the culture of machismo which has enveloped so many inner city youths this is an unrelenting condemnation of that lifestyle, a portrait of the. Edward j olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga american me olmos stars as street-gang leader santana, who during his 18 years in folsom prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Art and activism are closely related for the mexican-american actor edward james olmos, who has spent more than four decades working with outreach programs on behalf of latino voters, prisoners. American me directed by: edward james olmos starring: edward james olmos genres: gangster film, drama, prison film, biopic rated the #102 best film of 1992, and #7925 in the greatest all-time movies (according to rym users.

  • Olmos makes for a mesmerizing, implacable santana, one of the least romanticized film gangsters since paul muni’s scarface american me production : universal/yoy.
  • Edward james olmos in american me american me tells the story of the rise of the mexican mafia in the california prison system from the 1950s to the 1980s produced, directed and starring edward james olmos, american me offers a brutal look at life behind bars.
  • Edward james olmos was born in los angeles, california, to eleanor (huizar) and pedro olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder his family was of mexican descent if olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player but by age 13, another love entered.

Edward james olmos directs and handles the lead role, but i think he is a better actor than director, as american me never stands out from the others of its kind the social messages are good ones, don’t do drugs and don’t be in gangs, but the story around them needed to be better. Olmos’s new movie, american me, also set in east la, is a cautionary tale about the destructiveness of gangsterism as a way of life the story traces the downfall of santana (olmos) from his childhood, through his experience in juvenile hall, his leadership inside folsom state prison, to his tragic end.

a review of the film american me by edward james olmos Mad props to william forsythe&edward james olmos for making a chilling movie that deals with reality for somethis film deals with a wide range of topicsit says you have to be tough physically but more importantly mentallyyou have to know yourselfprison wasn't olmos problem in this film finding himself washe knew how to survive but not to be alive. a review of the film american me by edward james olmos Mad props to william forsythe&edward james olmos for making a chilling movie that deals with reality for somethis film deals with a wide range of topicsit says you have to be tough physically but more importantly mentallyyou have to know yourselfprison wasn't olmos problem in this film finding himself washe knew how to survive but not to be alive. a review of the film american me by edward james olmos Mad props to william forsythe&edward james olmos for making a chilling movie that deals with reality for somethis film deals with a wide range of topicsit says you have to be tough physically but more importantly mentallyyou have to know yourselfprison wasn't olmos problem in this film finding himself washe knew how to survive but not to be alive. a review of the film american me by edward james olmos Mad props to william forsythe&edward james olmos for making a chilling movie that deals with reality for somethis film deals with a wide range of topicsit says you have to be tough physically but more importantly mentallyyou have to know yourselfprison wasn't olmos problem in this film finding himself washe knew how to survive but not to be alive.
A review of the film american me by edward james olmos
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