/Official Trailer: Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

Official Trailer: Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

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(also known as Bound by Honor, Blood In, Blood Out… Bound by Honor). Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the “Vatos Locos”, and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a “home” for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his “carnal”, Miklo.

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama

Directed by,
Taylor Hackford

Produced by,
Taylor Hackford
Jerry Gershwin

Screenplay by,
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Jeremy Iacone
Floyd Mutrux

Story by,
Ross Thomas

Damian Chapa
Jesse Borrego
Benjamin Bratt
Enrique Castillo
Delroy Lindo
Tom Towles
Carlos Carrasco

Music by,
Bill Conti

Gabriel Beristain

Editing by,
Fredric Steinkamp
Karl F. Steinkamp

Hollywood Pictures

Distributed by,
Buena Vista Pictures

Release dates,
April 16, 1993

Running time,
180 minutes
190 minutes (Director’s cut)

United States


$35 million

Box office,