Santana is handsome, masculine, decisive, yet he seems almost like a teenager. Machismo exists only for men. Cuando Santana sale de prisión, trata de redimir el camino pero ha sido tan violenta y despiadada su vida en la cárcel que ahora, en lugar de encontrarse en paz fuera del encierro, deberá enfrentarse a los demonios que él y sus camaradas crearon desde adentro. Morgan died of cancer behind bars in 1993, a year after American Me hit theatres and only months following him filing a lawsuit against Olmos and the makers of the film for defaming him and stealing his likeness without providing compensation. Yolanda: Yeah, well, your business kills kids, man! How about become a citizen? On their next date, he gets rearrested on a petty drug charge, and put away for good. In a touching scene, Julie guides Santana across the dance floor as he awkwardly moves with the music like a wounded bird.
But which innocent bystander should the new recruits shoot? I wondered which sailor's blood you carried inside of you. Chain-smoking because to have cigarettes is a status symbol in prison , he stands hunched, his eyes on the ground, saying hard truths. In an attempt at normalcy, Santana acts as best man at the wedding of the recently-released Little Puppet. Santana makes love to Julie with all the violence and rage he has internalized and in the end sodomizes her while she struggles in vain against his physical power. As an extra, see the 21-Jumpstreet Episodes: Loc'd Out. Advertisement Olmos even reaches behind the natural boundaries of his story to include an opening sequence that takes place before Santana is born. He probably would have succeeded in civilian life if the socioeconomic odds had not been so completely stacked against him.
It didn't get any Academy awards, but I think it is well worth watching. She was 19 years old. Montoya Santana: You want to know something? Days before, he had ordered the execution of the son of an Italian crime boss. These scenes are not included simply for atmosphere, but because they set up a crucial secret that will color Santana's whole life. For Santana the only escape out of the barrio is through violence and death. The strength of the mexicana, according to Paz, lies not in resisting the violence of her male assailant, but rather in her stoic inaudible passivity and endurance to pain. Yolanda: I don't know what to say to you.
You're nothing but a fucking dope dealer. Although it shows Hispanic neighborhoods in crisis, and a generation being lost to drugs, guns and crime, it does no scapegoating - the tragedy is not blamed on the dependable standby of racism, but is seen as part of the disintegration of society as a whole. Santana's position of power is more vulnerable on the outside because the stakes are higher and the racial denominators and borderlines are not as clearly defined as inside the prison. American Me is one of the darkest, most unsparing visions of the dark underbelly of American capitalism ever put to film. They thought they were doing it to gain respect for their people, to show the world that no one could take their class from them. Ramona Gardens is located in Riverside, California and is the oldest and biggest Hispanic housing project in L. Subtítulos: Español, inglés, japonés, mandarín.
And his self esteem is nurtured by the adulation which he receives from the chicano criminals for whom he represents a role model and paternal figure. Without being preachy or pedantic, Olmos's film pulls this off and shows us how the gangs in East L. We are a Darwinian society that corrupts masculinity, pits black against white, white against Mexican, Mexican against everybody, and destroys us body and soul. The film attempts to convey the ongoing polemic that prisons only harden the individual by rendering them antisocial and unable to re-adjust to the social community outside the prison. Famous Quotes organized by author or category for your pleasure and convenience.
Santana is unable to reconcile the two sides of his character; he is only familiar with the brutal unfeeling aspect of his personality. And if I don't take care of that business, somebody else will. The boss laughs at their offer, until he hears the news that his son was raped and killed on account of La Ema. Find More Famous quotes at Great-Quotes. Montoya Santana: Whatever I did to you or to mama.
She screams for him to stop. Montoya Santana: I don't have to listen to this shit, alright? Montoya Santana: Is that where it's gotten to, ese? If you don't understant why prison inmates join gangs while incarcerated, this movie definitely shows the side of prison life which makes gang membership necessary. It is through her rape that Julie awakens to the reality that Santana's character, formed out of violence, will remain violent, unable to function inside the perimeters of a society which demands other codes of behavior. But, once out of juvenile detention and up at Folsom, Santana proves himself to be a capable man. That killing earned Santana a jail sentence once out of Juvenile Hall, but also the respect of every adolescent in his surroundings. At the time of his conviction, Cadena was only 16 years old. The film ends with a tragic message on the present social conditions of the barrio; and the younger male generation who, like Santana's younger brother, characterizes the chicano adolescent hood that will follow male role models established by the mexican mafia.
It will show you the gangs Seattle style. Americans with bachelor's degrees have half the unemployment rate of those with a high school degree. The film progresses to Folsom State Prison where the original gang has grown and the choices they have made to survive have earned them 10-25 years; but the power that they now possess by way of extortion, gambling, prostitution, drugs sales, and even charging rent to inmates, has made them the ultimate force in the prison hierarchy, with the only other gangs in the yard being the Black Gorilla Family and the Aryan Brotherhood. We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. We hope you enjoy your time with us! Montoya Santana: You know, a long time ago, two best homeboys, two kids, were thrown into juvie. While incarcerated, he earned the respect and admiration of the members of the which was still in its development stage. Suddenly, two police officers appear and start interrogating the two as to why they are on the street talking.