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  • Actors: Alexa Vega, Michael Peña, Efran Ramirez
  • Directors: Edward James Olmos
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: HBO
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009B8Z03E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the producer of Selena and directed by award-winning actor Edward James Olmos comes the stirring true story of courage and justice. The year is 1968, the height of the national civil-rights movement. Paula Crisostomo (Alexa Vega, Spy Kids) is an idealistic honor student who refuses to "play it safe" in a school system that discriminates against Mexican-Americans. Together with thousands of supporters, she coordinates a multi-school walkout of students to protest academic prejudices. Mentored by her charismatic teacher Sal Castro (Michael Pena, Million Dollar Baby), and with the help of her friend Bobby (Efran Ramirez, Napoleon Dynamite), Paula learns that sometimes the price of progress is high - but it's ultimately worth paying.

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There was a funny line in the movie that makes me laugh even now when I think about it.
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My students loved the movie.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Earle on December 9, 2006
Format: DVD
My introduction to the social activism of young Latinos during the Civil Rights Era came via a C-Span promotion of a book entitled "We Were There, Too", which features stories about real-life teenagers who helped shape the course of American History during various eras.
This HBO film, which is 2006's answer to "Iron Jawed Angels", fleshes out the characters involved, many of whom take part in the reenactment of their story.
It is early 1968 in East Los Angeles, California. Young Paula Crisostomo (a beauteous, effervescent, and charismatic Alexa Vega) and honor student at the predominantly Chicano Abraham Lincoln High School, observes the indignities imposed upon her fellow students by condescending White school authorities. Students are denied access to the school restrooms at certain times of the school day, but are punished for going to the bathroom behind the bushes of the campus or on grilles in the pavement. They receive corporal punishment for speaking Spanish in class (which, in real life, included slapping by teachers, although this is not portrayed in the film), they receive no information about Chicano contributions to American Society in History Class, are denied recommendations for Universities, and when in detention, are forced to do janitorial duty. The White principals don't even care to learn how to pronounce students' names properly, and when students' petition for better treatment is met with apathy by the predominantly White School Board, Paula, who has joined a group of radical Chicanos whom she met at a student leadership conference, suggests that the inner city schools stage a walkout.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By WIDI on May 10, 2007
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I began showing this to my Spanish classes as soon as it came out. In fact, one of my Mexican-American students told me about it (gracias Ian!). I teach in an urban school with a diverse population. Social justice is a huge issue in our building and community. I have been amazed at how much this film has impacted my students. They connected deeply with the students in the film. There are so many discussion topics that came out of the film: inequality, poverty, heritage languages, student activism, cultural chasms, the connection to the civil rights movement, I could go on. I urge everyone to watch this film. I encourage my fellow teachers to incorporate this film into their curriculum. And you don't have to be from an urban area to feel the power of the inequalities in the film or be Latino to feel the pride of these students. It gives me chills everytime I hear a student call "Walkout!" or "Viva la Raza" or "Chicano Power!"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Lollar on May 31, 2007
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With so many negative role models in the media and real life for minority children, this film exposes society to a truly inspiring idea--the disenfranchised CAN succeed in mainstream America! "Walkout" is an amazing piece of history that should be required viewing for everyone, from Congress trying to legislate immigration reform to impoverished high school students who have never thought of a way up and out in life. Thank you, HBO, for championing this project and giving our society this authentic and moving testament to the power of education.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Y. Quintana on March 11, 2007
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La pelicula me encanto. Me esperaba algo muy bueno porque me encanta como trabaja Edward James Olmos y no me senti defraudada para nada, todo lo contrario.

Yo tengo apenas 5 años que llegue a vivir a este pais y debo reconocer que no conocia esta historia. Asi que me senti muy orgullosa al ver lo que hicieron.

El guion, las actuaciones, las caracterizaciones, la direccion, todo excelente. Felicidades a todos los que pariciparon haciendola.

Me encanto ver al final de la pelicula a los participantes de las manifestaciones contando su experincia. Sobre todo el ultimo, debo reconocer que me ganaron las lagrimas cuando vi al profesor decir que se sintio orgulloso de ser chicano.

Tengo hijos que llegaron aqui muy chiquitos y uno que nacio aqui, asi que quiero que ellos se sientan orgullosos de ser chicanos tambien.

Gracias a todos las personas que pusieron su granito de arena para que niños como ellos tengan acceso a la universidad, no sean golpeados por hablar español y gracias tambien por todas las demas cosas por las que lucharon.

Felicidades.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By artist in buffalo on April 13, 2013
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I love this movie, which is why I bought it, but the criminals that sold it to me sold me a used one, pawned off as a "Brand New Factory Sealed" copy. It wouldn't play in my computer which has not happened with any of the hundreds of DVDs in my collection. I wasn't able to complain about it fully in the Seller Review because it only allowed me a few words, so I'm forced to complain about it here. Don't buy anything from iDeals unless you want to get ripped off!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Gonzalez on February 28, 2007
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I love this movie. The version I saw was an all but finished screening with the director a few weeks before the movie was shown on HBO. The movie had its cheesy moments but ultimately redeemed itself. I thought it was very well done.

I agree with the previous reviewer...this movie will make you proud of Chicano history the way Iron Jawed Angeles makes you proud of Women's History.
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