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Walkout

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Walkout (DVD)

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In an era when so many movies about inner-city youth focus on gangs, drugs, and violence, Walkout deserves props for its sincere depiction of the peaceful efforts of Chicano students to effect positive change in the Los Angeles school system. The year is 1968, a time of profound social upheaval, what with the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam War, the chaotic scene in Chicago during the Democratic Convention, and so on. In East L.A., a young schoolteacher (Michael Pena) tries to instill pride in his students, reminding them of Chicano contributions to the Civil War and 'Nam and taking them on a tour of the west side, where they see how the other (i.e., whiter) side lives. Laura Crisostomo (Alexa Vega from the Spy Kids series), a good girl and ace student, soon finds herself caught up in the movement to improve conditions at local high schools--much to the chagrin of her dad (Yancey Arias), a strict Filipino immigrant mistrustful of "agitators" (this father-daughter dynamic, while not the film's only cliché, is perhaps its most obvious). Said conditions are not, in fact, all that horrendous; there's nothing good about corporal punishment (students are "swatted" for speaking Spanish during an English lit class), of course, but the lack of Mexican food in the cafeteria and the fact that school bathrooms are closed during lunch are hardly issues of earth-shattering importance. The students persist nonetheless, leading to mass boycotts (the titular "walkouts"), the predictable over-reaction by police and other authorities, and, eventually, some tangible results. All of this is presented by director Edward James Olmos (who also has a small onscreen role) and three screenwriters in the kind of earnest, inspiring style of a TV movie of the week (the film originally aired on HBO in 2006). But while Walkout is hardly what you'd call "edgy," its efforts to refute stereotypes and promote Mexican-American cultural awareness are nothing if not admirable. Bonus features include three audio commentary tracks, with participation by Olmos, the writers, and executive producer Moctesuma Esparza, who was part of the student movement (and is portrayed in the film). --Sam Graham

Special Features

  • Three commentary tracks: by director Edward James Olmos, by executive producer Moctesuma Esparza, and by writers Ernie Contreras, Marcus De Leon and Timothy J. Sexton

Product Details

  • Actors: Alexa Vega, Michael Peña, Efran Ramirez
  • Directors: Edward James Olmos
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KJU15U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,971 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Walkout" on IMDb

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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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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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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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Civil Rights classes always talk about the plight of black high school kids in Arkansas and a law suit that came out of Kansas. The history of Chicanos in California, and their Civil Rights struggle, is so often overlooked in American history. This is a well-made, engaging movie that keeps you enthralled and teaches you a little bit about what the Chicano students in California once went through. The courage, audacity and actions of the students in Walkout are inspiring and almost a challenge to ignore our own prejudicial tendencies and see what might happen if we gave everyone a chance.
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This is another movie that all American's need to watch. The American people need to be aware of their history and how the American people are treated by the ruling elite and their private army the police officers when they stand up for their rights as human beings.

Directed by Edward James Olmos this is a film shows the abuse toward Chicano students in the government schools in East. L.A.
in the late 1960s.

Michael Pena plays the role of Sal Castro the high school teacher who helped the students as they gathered together in order to

protest and stand up for their rights as human beings.

The reason for the Text in the Subject Heading of this Comment is because the actor Michael Pena who plays the part of Sal Castro in this film, also plays the part of Cesar Chavez in the new movie that just came on Cesar's birthday 3-31-14 which has
now become Cesar Chavez Day.

There was a funny line in the movie that makes me laugh even now when I think about it. Alexa Vega comes home from a meeting one evening and tells her dad that she is a Chicana. And her father tells her no she's not a Chicana because he was born in the Philippians, then he said that makes her a Chilipena.
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I showed this movie to my multicultural club students for Hispanic Heritage Month and the kids loved it. I had never heard of the story before and so glad that I ordered it. Generated a great deal of conversation from the kids.
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