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American Me, 1992

American Me
Directed by: Edward James Olmos
Written by: Floyd Mutrux
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  125 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of American Me is disturbing, bleak, and tense. The plot centers around gangs, introspection, and self discovery. It is a drama and crime movie. In approach, American Me is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a prison. The setting is Los Angeles. American Me happens during World War 2 and in the 1950s. It is originally a true story. It is especially suggested for a boys' night.

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A Latino gang leader (Edward James Olmos) gets 18 years, then gets out. more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 13 March 1992
Runtime: 125 min

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William Forsythe William Forsythe As JD
Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos As Montoya Santana
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The criminal life is portrayed with all the glamour of a mugshot in American Me, a powerful indictment of the cycle of violence bred by the prisons and street culture.
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But Mr. Olmos's direction, from a screenplay by Floyd Mutrux and Desmond Nakano, is dark, slow and solemn, so much so that it diverts energy from the film's fundamental frankness. Violent as it is, American Me is seldom dramatic enough to bring its...
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Better than most of the 'classic' gangster films, 'American Me' has something to say, with characters you care about and motivations we can identify with. Some queasy moments of violence more brutal than anything in 'Goodfellas'...and also more...
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