American Me (1992) with Edward James Olmos

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American Me (1992) with Edward James Olmos

Postby BANDIT » November 21st, 2003, 5:53 pm

AMERICAN ME PUTS IT DOWN'' AND BLVD NIGHTS ~
WEST L.A. v.MID-CITY !! CRENSHAW BOYS!!!
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby wcrockets » December 20th, 2003, 9:04 pm

Oh my God! The drama on this movie is enough to want you to seek permission to watch it. Amazon.com says very simply:

Actor-turned-director Edward James Olmos set out to spread the word against the destructiveness of gang violence with this 1992 gritty drama. Set in the barrios of East Los Angeles, he attempts to cover 30 years in the life of a family with strong gang ties. This brutally realistic story may not intentionally glorify violence, but it offers no answers. (Olmos actually shot the prison scenes in Folsom, which explains their harsh reality.) Olmos plays a gang leader released from prison who is finally in touch with himself, only to realize it is too late. The one major problem with this well-intentioned flick is that it is rated R for violence, nudity, and profanity.
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Monkeywrench » March 8th, 2004, 3:53 pm

IMO....American Me is one of the best movies ever.Right up there with The Godfather1@2 and Goodfellas.Didn't Edward James Olmos have a contract on him ccause of this movie???
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Anonymous20 » March 8th, 2004, 4:43 pm

Monkeywrench wrote:IMO....American Me is one of the best movies ever.Right up there with The Godfather1@2 and Goodfellas.Didn't Edward James Olmos have a contract on him ccause of this movie???


Blood in blood out!

P.S. I have the opinion that too many people on the internet put too much weight into movies and books, thats the closest they will ever get to the real thing! Feel me????????
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby E`S`T » March 8th, 2004, 4:49 pm

Are you saying "Blood In, Blood Out" is the closest thing?..LOL...I hope not cause if so, I am about to fall over busting up..LOL..Blood In, Blood Out..LOL..In my opinion, that movie was gay and weak, it was no were near the reality of the things that go on behind those walls. Im not saying American Me was the real deal but it was a portrayal with some accuriacies....
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Monkeywrench » March 9th, 2004, 10:55 am

Blood in blood sucked......couldn't stand it.I feel you though Kevmac on the isssue of people putting too much into movies and books though.
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Anonymous20 » March 9th, 2004, 10:23 pm

Never said it was the closest thing to being real, i've lived it, so nothing can get closer than my own experiences. I wasn't commenting on the realism between the two movies.
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Anonymous20 » March 9th, 2004, 10:30 pm

samdoobie wrote:Are you saying "Blood In, Blood Out" is the closest thing?..LOL...I hope not cause if so, I am about to fall over busting up..LOL..Blood In, Blood Out..LOL..In my opinion, that movie was gay and weak, it was no were near the reality of the things that go on behind those walls. Im not saying American Me was the real deal but it was a portrayal with some accuriacies....


Naw dude, you misunderstood. I was saying that "BOOKS AND MOVIES" are the closest thing most of these wanna bee's on the internet are ever going to get as far as experiencing gang activity. Cause it's obvious by the questions presented, the denial of debating an issue, and the weight they hold in a street legend(s).
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby BIG DUSTY LOCO » March 10th, 2004, 10:38 am

kevmac you forgot about this board too, aside from BOOKS and MOVIES. A lot of these busters feed off this board.
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Anonymous20 » March 10th, 2004, 9:37 pm

BIG DUSTY LOCO wrote:kevmac you forgot about this board too, aside from BOOKS and MOVIES. A lot of these busters feed off this board.


That's probaly true, I haven't really felt that way although I do feel this board walks a thin line between authenic verified information and fictional accusations and misinformation.

On one hand I am feeling the help we can find here amongst one another, the true few ..........on the other hand it sickens me to see how vulnerable and misiformed these kids are. Lifes best lesson is personal experience, some of them won't know it until it's too late!
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Monkeywrench » March 11th, 2004, 8:10 am

kevmac wrote:Never said it was the closest thing, i've lived it, so nothing can get closer than my own experiences. I don't have to watch a movie to get it, I watch movies for the enjoyment, I wasn't commenting on the realism. And it so happens to be one movie I enjoyed, and it's cool if no one else did, but I did, period.
Well.........keep in mind that other people have lived it too.
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Anonymous20 » March 11th, 2004, 11:18 pm

Monkeywrench wrote:Well.........keep in mind that other people have lived it too.


...........and some haven't! And some still do......
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Monkeywrench » March 12th, 2004, 9:34 am

^^^ The Truth!!!
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AMERICAN ME

Postby cocaine » April 7th, 2004, 1:06 pm

DID THIS MOVIE DISTURB BLACKS
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby wcrockets » April 13th, 2004, 10:30 am

I watched this movie again recently. Pretty intense movie.
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby RuthlessCray » April 13th, 2004, 2:26 pm

sad how that guy kills his own brother..
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby rumble2005 » April 19th, 2004, 9:36 pm

Thats movie was false. Nortenos killed that character that John Edward Olmos played.
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Re: AMERICAN ME IS ON OF THE BEST ONES~

Postby Impala » April 19th, 2004, 11:30 pm

That last scene was fake...you right, his (Cheyenne Cadena-real name) soldiers set him up and left his ass out in the wind to be shanked by the Nortenos.

It was told to me..when he got released he got educated and influenced by gente from La Raza Unida political party, Brown Berets and the Chicano movement that was strong back then. When he went back to the pinta, he wanted to make peace with the Norte because he realised it was Chicanos killing Chicanos and united we would all be stronger and better off.

His Eme gente saw his new attitude as weakness...and you know the rest.

From what I know and understand the rest of the cuento is correct...so correct that the Eme smoked the female advisor to Olmos who told the story.

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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby KRDreJ » August 1st, 2004, 10:37 pm

RuthlessBone wrote:sad how that guy kills his own brother..
Can't believe a gay man acted out as a Eme member.
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby prettyboy » August 3rd, 2004, 12:58 am

who are you talking about>?
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby TheReal » August 3rd, 2004, 11:25 am

cocaine wrote:DID THIS MOVIE DISTURB BLACKS


*HELL YEAH!!!! At least many of the blacks I know. Then again, movies like this ought to be made and put out there routinely, and be required viewing for black folks...
Just the facts!
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby KRDreJ » August 4th, 2004, 2:53 pm

prettyboy wrote:who are you talking about>?
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby BIGG LISTO » August 6th, 2004, 4:11 pm

TheReal wrote:
cocaine wrote:DID THIS MOVIE DISTURB BLACKS


*HELL YEAH!!!! At least many of the blacks I know. Then again, movies like this ought to be made and put out there routinely, and be required viewing for black folks...


WHY! The movie barley had anything to do with black people. Actually Blood In Blood Out was worse. Hispanic/Black people kill White people. Then the Hispanics kill the Blacks. And at the same time Hispanics kill Hispanics. Either way, their just movies. I know this type of sh.. does happen in prison but crying isnt gonna stop it. We have to rise above this sh.. on our own. I have had plenty of personal experiances in my life as a youngster that could have made me have alot of hate towards black people but I dont. Im above that sh.. I have to many black homeboys to hate the whole race for what same idiots did to my grandfather and me.
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby KRDreJ » August 6th, 2004, 6:07 pm

they confusing us with alabama's finest whitemen
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby guerrillablackhawk » August 12th, 2004, 4:07 pm

TheReal wrote:
cocaine wrote:DID THIS MOVIE DISTURB BLACKS


*HELL YEAH!!!! At least many of the blacks I know. Then again, movies like this ought to be made and put out there routinely, and be required viewing for black folks...
Truth hurts type film very strong imagery tone,excellent film.
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby Beef » August 19th, 2004, 7:29 am

what was the main reason for killing santana in the end...
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby 562_HOMIE » August 19th, 2004, 12:09 pm

I heard that after the movie was over the EME put a hit on Olmos?
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby KRDreJ » August 19th, 2004, 4:56 pm

Tank wrote:what was the main reason for killing santana in the end...
He got to soft(weak), before the guy shanks him he says you got a lot of heart
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby Beef » August 20th, 2004, 8:52 am

yea thats what i thought....
thanks though...
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby Sheeklouchdblock » September 11th, 2004, 1:49 am

KRDreJ wrote:
prettyboy wrote:who are you talking about>?
puppet


Lmooo Puppet is gay ???? I had feelin, He looked like cock chaser......
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby prettyboy » October 21st, 2004, 4:17 pm

thanks for explaning the ending....i thought that that was what happened but never sure
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Re: AMERICAN ME

Postby agarcia8882000 » November 28th, 2004, 10:23 pm

I saw the movie it's pretty good for a true storie in my old school the janitor is from hazard and his cousin got shot while they were making the movie it's hard to make a movie on gang territory
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