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American Me [DVD] [1992]

Release Date:01/07/2003
The directorial debut of actor Edward James Olmos, the drama American Me, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the award-winning documentary Lives in Hazard. This is a solid release from Universal.
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    Special Features

    • Lives in Hazard documentary
    • Closed Captioned


    American Me
    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. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits. The omniprescene of the "Mexican Mafia" in the southwest is sufficient to make this film a daunting, demoralizing experience. Upon its release, American Me received a lot of press play due to the fact that Olmos shot his Folsom sequences on location, using actual prisoners as extras and bit players. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Edward James Olmos
      Edward James Olmos - Santana Montoya
    • William Forsythe
      William Forsythe - JD
    • Pepe Serna
      Pepe Serna - Mundo
    • Danny De La Paz
      Danny De La Paz - Puppet
    • Evelina Fernandez
      Evelina Fernandez - Julie

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