An hispanic crime lord creates a position of power for himself and his comrades in prison that extends to the streets of east Los Angeles. At first, he is elated by the control he wields but as maturity and a blossoming relationship affect his consciousness, he realizes that his desire for social change is mired in his own cult of violence. Based on a true story.
Danny De La Paz,Edward James Olmos,Evelina Fernandez,Pepe Serna,William Forsythe
True story of a Los Angeles teenage murderer who ran the Mexican Mafia from Folsom Prison and tried to reform himself upon being paroled. Impressive directorial debut by Olmos!