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American me

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Widescreen version.


In English or French, with optional Spanish subtitles; English captions.


Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Pepe Serna, Evelina Fernandez, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

Publication Information

Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content.


Inspired by a true story, this is the story of a vicious Latino prison gang leader, doomed by his past to a life of harsh, unforgiving violence after his release from jail. He grows up in East Los Angeles, joins a street gang and is in prison while he is still of an age to be in high school. By the time he is back on the streets again, he is a skillful, educated criminal.


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"Inspired by a true story"--Container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.

Special feature: "Lives in hazard" award-winning documentary.

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