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Bound by Honor 1993
R

  • Taylor Hackford
  • February 5, 1993
  • 180 mins
  • English
  • Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
An epic story of three brothers. Bound by blood. Divided by fate. Driven by destiny.
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.

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This is one of my favourite films ever! The story of three brothers (actually two brothers and a cousin but they are like brothers) whose lives take a dramatic turn after an awful event and confrontation sends their lives spinning in different directions. There's so much to say about this film but I'm not going to go into all that, I'd be typing for ages. I'm just gonna say that this is a strong story of brotherhood and is definitely worth watching.

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