|Colors 1988 R, 127 min.|
Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Don Cheadle, Grand L. Bush, Gerardo Mejia, Glenn Plummer, Sy Richardson, Damon Wayans, Rudy Ramos, Trinidad Silva, Charles Walker, Fred Asparagus, Sherman Augustus
This controversial film about L.A. street gangs caused violence among moviegoers. Veteran cop Bob Hodges (Robert Duvall) and brash young rookie cop Danny McGavin (Sean Penn) must deal with a gang involved in selling drugs. An honest, in depth look at how gangs provide a sense of family for people living in the poor inner city areas and how hard it is for law enforcement to stop the violence.
|A Million to Juan 1994 PG, 97 min.|
aka: A Million to One
Director: Paul Rodriguez
Cast: Paul Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Polly Draper, Pepe Serna, Bert Rosario, Tony Plana, Jonathan Hernandez, Larry Linville, Gerardo Mejia, Victor Rivers, Maria Rangel, Leslie Danon, Evelina Fernandez, Liz Torres, David Rasche
This version of Mark Twain's tale "The Million Pound Bank Note" features Juan Lopez (Paul Rodriguez) as an East L.A. immigrant who sells oranges to eke out a living to support his young son. One day, the Angel (Edward James Olmos) hands Juan a check for $1 million–a gift that will lead to temptation and greed.
|Somebody to Love 1994 R, 102 min.|
Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Cast: Rosie Perez, Harvey Keitel, Michael DeLorenzo, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Quinn, Samuel Fuller, Steven Randazzo, Paul Herman, Gerardo Mejia, Sully Boyar, Elizabeth Bracco, Edward Lynch, Edward Bunker
Three characters–dancer Mercedes (Rosie Perez), gravedigger Ernesto (Michael DeLorenzo), and passe TV cowboy star Harry (Harvey Keitel)–strive for happiness, but their goals do not appear to be in reach. After Ernesto dances with Mercedes, he falls in love with her, but Mercedes is in love with Harry. Ernesto wants to give Mercedes gifts to gain her affection, and when Harry needs $10,000 to divorce his wife, Mercedes asks Ernesto for help. For Ernesto, it is a no-win situation, but he remains hopeful in spite of the disappointments.
|1. Colors (1988)|
2. A Million to Juan (1994)
aka: A Million to One
3. Somebody to Love (1994)
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