Search results for "Edward James Olmos"

American Me (1992) RT 75% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  William Forsythe  •  Sal Lopez  •  Dyana Ortelli

Walkout (2006) RT Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Alexa Vega  •  Michael Peña  •  Yancey Arias  •  Laura Harring

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Oct 2009

When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Michael Trucco  •  Grace Park

2 Guns (2013) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

The Green Hornet (2011)

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), the heir to the largest newspaper fortune in Los Angeles, is a spoiled playboy who has been, thus far, happy to lead an aimless life. After his father ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Jay Chou  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Cameron Diaz

Blade Runner (1982) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos

A Million to Juan (1994) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Paul Rodríguez
CAST:  Paul Rodríguez  •  Gerardo Mejía  •  Jonathan Hernandez  •  Larry Linville

My Family (1995)

Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Rafael Cortés  •  Esai Morales  •  Jacob Vargas

Selena (1997)

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Jon Seda  •  Constance Marie

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Rosanna DeSoto  •  Andy García

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) RT 80% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Esai Morales  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Clifton Collins, Jr.

In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2002

In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Mariano Barroso
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Mía Maestro  •  Demián Bichir

The Road to El Dorado (2000) RT 48% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2000

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Bibo Bergeron  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Don Paul
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Kevin Kline  •  Rosie Perez  •  Armand Assante

Wolfen (1981) RT 73% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Aug 2002

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Michael Wadleigh
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Diane Venora  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Gregory Hines

Zoot Suit (1981) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2003

Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Luis Valdez
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Charles Aidman  •  Tyne Daly  •  John Anderson

Splinter (2006) RT 43% / Audience 28%

DVD release: Sep 2007

A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael D. Olmos
CAST:  Tom Sizemore  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Enrique Almeida  •  Noel Gugliemi

Alambrista! (1977) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Apr 2012

After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert M. Young
CAST:  Domingo Ambriz  •  Trinidad Silva  •  Linda Gillen  •  Ned Beatty

El Americano: The Movie (2016)

Cuco, a mexican parrot, goes on an adventure from Mexico to Hollywood in order to get help from El Americano, a famous superhero from TV, against an evil band of birds trying ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Ricardo Arnaiz
CAST:  Rico Rodriguez  •  Cheech Marin  •  Kate del Castillo  •  Gabriel Iglesias