Zoot Suit


1h 43m 1981

Brief Synopsis

In 1940s Los Angeles, members of a Mexican-American gang, and their leader Henry Reyna, are accused of murder. Although there is insufficient evidence for a fair trial, they are convicted and sent to San Quentin prison. While part of the defense team continues to fight against this misjustice, one o

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1981
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

In 1940s Los Angeles, members of a Mexican-American gang, and their leader Henry Reyna, are accused of murder. Although there is insufficient evidence for a fair trial, they are convicted and sent to San Quentin prison. While part of the defense team continues to fight against this misjustice, one of the prisoners copes with his anger by inventing the alter-ego "El Pachuco," a zoot-suiter who exemplies machismo and voices his rage.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1981
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video August 8, 1991

Released in United States September 1981

Film was shot in 11 days.

Released in United States on Video August 8, 1991

Released in United States September 1981