Zoot Suit 1981
This story is based in fact. The year is 1942 in Los Angeles and although the Second World War is raging abroad, the news headlines of America are seized by the grip of the so-called Zoot Suit riots, bursts of violence involving the Mexican-Americans, known in the press as "Pachucos". One cause celebre of the era was the killing of one man in such a skirmish, and the miscarriage of justice that resulted from it when four men, three of them Mexicans, were put on trial for the murder in spite of flimsy evidence. Activist lawyers Alice Bloomfield (Tyne Daly) and George Shearer (Charles Aidman) fight the blatant racially motivated miscarriage of justice to win friends their freedom. We follow the story of one of the men, Henry Reyna (Daniel Valdez) who finds himself torn between the U.S.A. and Mexico in the process...

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:43:20 | 6.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais
Genre: Drama, Musical

Director: Luis Valdez
Cast: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman
Country: USA

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