Zoot Suit Poster

Release Date: August 20th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Mexican-American gangster Henry Reyna (Daniel Valdez) and others in his group are accused of a murder in which they had no part. They are then rounded up by the police because of their race and their choice of clothing. The gang members are thrown into prison and put through a racist trial. As Henry considers his fate, he has a conversation with El Pachuco (Edward James Olmos), a figure from his own conscience who makes him contemplate a choice between his heritage and his home country.

Cast: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Tyne Daly, Charles Aidman, John Anderson, Abel Franco, Mike Gomez, Alma Martinez

Director: Luis Valdez

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Prison, Friend, 1940s, Escape, Police officer, Rivalry, Los Angeles, Murder


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical