Walk Proud Poster

Release Date: 1978

PG|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Young Emilio Mendez (Robby Benson) runs with the Aztecas, a street gang in Los Angeles that gets into more than its fair share of violent, brutal run-ins with rivals. He observes the politics that come with having turf to control and defend, including making and dissolving treaties with other gangs so they can pass through neighborhoods unharmed. Having seen enough of the consequences that accompany street life, and after befriending Sarah (Sarah Holcomb), Emilio starts looking for a way out.

Cast: Robby Benson, Sarah Holcomb, Henry Darrow, Pepe Serna, Trinidad Silva, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Lawrence Pressman, Domingo Ambriz

Director: Robert Collins

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Girlfriend, Tense, Los Angeles, 1970s, Forbidden love, Dark, Emotional, Growing up