In prison they are the law. On the streets they are the power.
Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits. The
Based on true events about a man who created a criminal empire from within the California penal system. An empire that also extended to the outside world of murder & narcotics trafficking. A very compelling and disturbing film about the never ending cycle of violence.
A Latino oriented gritty and tough Godfather type of film with a master directors touch. This is the type of film that should be shown in a film school to teach their students how to make a proper film.
Great movie about a Mexican gang and loyalty.