Zoot Suit

  • 1981
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

This is the film adaptation of the play "Zoot Suit," based on the real-life Sleepy Lagoon case in Los Angeles, in which several Hispanics were sent to jail in 1942 on trumped-up murder charges. Attempts were made to free the group but to no avail. Valdez, who adapted his play for the screen, keeps the story and the camera moving nicely. Shot in 11 days...read more

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01:58 — Semi-factual account of the frame-up of member of a Chicano street gang for murder in 1940s Los Angeles. Olmos' breakout role!
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01:48 — Trailer for Zoot Suit. Part fascinating fact, part dazzling fiction, Zoot Suit is the blistering film adaptation of playwright Luis Valdez' criticall (more…)

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This is the film adaptation of the play "Zoot Suit," based on the real-life Sleepy Lagoon case in Los Angeles, in which several Hispanics were sent to jail in 1942 on trumped-up murder charges. Attempts were made to free the group but to no avail. Valdez,… (more)

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