• Publication date: April 29, 2010

American Me American Me

American Me is a biographical film about a Mexican-American Mafia kingpin who is ...

American Me is a biographical film about a Mexican-American Mafia kingpin who is released from prison and falls in love for the first time in his life, making him rethink his gangster lifestyle. This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who, with his friends Mundo and the Caucasian-acting-Hispanic J.D., form their own gang and are soon arrested for a break-in. Santana gets into trouble again and goes straight from reform school to prison, where he spends eighteen years, becoming leader of a powerful gang, both inside and outside the prison. When he is finally released, he tries to make sense of the violence in his life, in a world much changed from when last he was in it as Santana wavers between his old lifestyle and a fresh beginning with a new love.