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Walk Proud (1979)

A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.

Director:

Robert L. Collins (as Robert Collins)

Writer:

Evan Hunter
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robby Benson ... Emilio Mendez
Sarah Holcomb ... Sarah Lassiter
Henry Darrow ... Mike Serrano
Pepe Serna ... Cesar
Trinidad Silva ... Dagger
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Sgt. Gannett
Lawrence Pressman ... Henry Lassiter
Domingo Ambriz Domingo Ambriz ... Cowboy
Brad Sullivan ... Jerry Kelsey
Irene DeBari ... Mrs. Mendez (as Irene De Bari)
Eloy Casados ... Hugo (as Eloy Phil Casados)
Daniel Faraldo ... El Tigre
Tony Alvarenga Tony Alvarenga ... Paco
Aesop Aquarian Aesop Aquarian ... Hippo (as Stephen Morrell)
Benjie Bancroft Benjie Bancroft ... Police Guard
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A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.

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He was tough enough for the gang. Was he tough enough to leave it? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robby Benson sang the theme song "Adios Yesterday". See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Million to Juan (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Se a Cabo
by Santana
Composed by Jose Chepito Areas (as Chepito Areas)
Recording Supervised by CBS Records
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not horrible
18 June 2006 | by pezer-1See all my reviews

I always loved Robby Benson when I was a kid. So when I saw a title in the TV guide line up, that I had never heard of, I set out to give it a shot. But watching this movie Robby couldn't keep up the "gangsta" strut throughout. I guess I just look for inconsistencies. The movie itself wasn't all that bad. Typical 70's Robby stuff. Trinidad Silva (Hill Street Blue's fame) of course has his Chicano gangster character down pat. I happened to come across this movie in the movie guide for an Encore channel. I thought I would give it a go. All-in-all not a bad movie, if you can get past the typical "hokey" 70's gang stereotypes. Think Shaft or Foxy Brown. But, if you like Robby, I think you will like the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1979 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gang! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,675,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,675,040
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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