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Zoot Suit
Directed by:
Luis Valdez

Released on October 02 of 1981 in the USA, "Zoot Suit" is a Drama/Musical film directed by Luis Valdez , starring Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly, John Anderson and Abel Franco.

Who directed "Zoot Suit":

Zoot Suit was directed by Luis Valdez, an American writer, director, and actor.

After directing Zoot Suit, Luis Valdez directed La Bamba, released in 1987.

When was "Zoot Suit" released:

Zoot Suit was first released on Friday, October 02, 1981, in the United States. Also released on this day were Enter the Ninja (dir. Menahem Golan), Paternity (dir. David Steinberg), and Taxi zum Klo (dir. Frank Ripploh). This was thirty-eight (38) years ago.

It has been released on Saturday, February 19, 1983 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Zoot Suit":

At the casting of Zoot Suit we find Daniel Valdez, previously seen in The China Syndrome (1979); Edward James Olmos (Wolfen (1981), Fukkatsu no hi (1980)); Charles Aidman (Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Dirty Little Billy (1972)) [ more... ]

  • Abel Franco, Mike Gomez, Lupe Ontiveros and Tony Plana also appeared together in El Norte, released in 1983.
  • Tony Plana and Daniel Valdez, Lupe Ontiveros also appeared together in Born in East L.A., released in 1987.
  • Lupe Ontiveros and Tony Plana also appeared in Picking Up the Pieces, released in 2000.

What is the Storyline of "Zoot Suit":

In Zoot Suit, Luis Valdez weaves a story involving the real-life events of the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial — when a group of young Mexican-Americans were wrongfully charged with murder — and the Zoot Suit Riots. In the play, Henry Reyna (inspired by real-life defendant Hank Leyvas) is a pachuco gangster and his gang, who were unfairly prosecuted, are thrown in jail for a murder they did not commit. The play is set in the barrios of Los Angeles in the early 1940s against the backdrop of the [...]

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