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Walk Proud (1979)





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In this drama, a Chicano gang member falls in love with a beautiful, wealthy Anglo girl. She wants him to leave the gang, but the man is too deeply involved to listen. When he meets his long-estranged father, a boozy Anglo-American ne'er-do-well, the boy decides he wants a better life.

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Robby Benson
as Emilio Mendez
Sarah Holcomb
as Sarah Lassiter
Henry Darrow
as Mike Serrano
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Sgt. Gannett
Lawrence Pressman
as Henry Lassiter
Brad Sullivan
as Jerry Kelsey
Irene de Bari
as Mrs. Mendez
Joe D. Jacobs
as Store Owner
Bill Lopresto
as Ice Cream Vendor
Benjie Bancroft
as Police Guard
Lee Fraser
as Johnny
Rod Masterson
as Policeman
Patricia A. Morales
as Church Singer
Luis Reyes
as El Espanol
Judith Searle
as Abigail Lassiter
Tony Steinhart
as Interrogation Officer
Felipe Turich
as Prayer Maker
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It's a rarely seen film since it met with protests by the Latino community who were fed up with Hollywood depicting their youth as gangbangers.

August 6, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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