American Me (1992)

Crime, Drama, Romance
2h 5min
Age rating


Edward James Olmos
Montoya Santana
Panchito Gómez
Young Montoya Santana
Steve Wilcox
Young J.D.
Sal Lopez
Pedro Santana
Daniel Villarreal
Little Puppet
Vira Montes
Esperanza Santana
Richard Coca
Young Mundo
Joe Aubel
Tattoo Artist
Rob Garrett
Zoot Riot Bystander
Lance August
Young Sailor
Cody Glenn
Older Sailor
Don Pugsley
Police Officer
Alex Solís
Street Mechanic
Richard Lee-Sung
Restaurant Owner
Eric Close
Juvie Hall Attacker
Christian Klemash
Blond Kid in Yard
Brian Holechek
Juvie Officer
Glenn Shelton
Visiting Room Guard
Scott Johnstad
Visiting Room Guard
Abraham Verduzco
Paulito - Age 7
Grace Morley
JD's Friend
Dennis Ryan Sacco
Paulito - Age 11
Michael Shaner
Tony Scagnelli, Jr.
Tom S. Ventimiglia
Segregation Guard
William Fetzer
Processing Guard
George Padilla
Mundo's Attorney
Jacob Vargas
Paulito - Age 15
Daniel Lujan
Mico - Age 9
John Rangel
Neto - Age 15
Tony Giorgio
Don Antonio Scagnelli
Bennie Moore
Ronnie Little
Alex Brown
Eddie Johnson
Ana Lizarraga
Julie's Mother


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 over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits. The

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