Zoot Suit (1981)

Zoot Suit
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Daniel Valdez Actor Henry Reyna 1 1000001
Edward Olmos Actor El Pachuco 1 1000002
Charles Aidman Actor George 1 1000003
Tyne Daly Actor Alice 1 1000004
John Anderson Actor Judge 1 1000005
Abel Franco Actor Enrique 1 1000006
Michael Gomez Actor Joey 1 1000007
Alma Martinez Actor Lupe 1 1000008
Frank McCarthy Actor Press 1 1000009
Lupe Ontiveros Actor Dolores 1 1000010
Ed Peck Actor Lieutenant Edwards 1 1000011
Tony Plana Actor Rudy 1 1000012
Rose Portillo Actor Della 1 1000013
Luis Valdez Director n/a 2 2000001
Peter Burrell Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gordon Davidson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Kenneth Brecher Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
William Wingate Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Phillip Esparza Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Luis Valdez Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Luis Valdez Play as Source Material ("Zoot Suit") 120972 4000002
Don Zepfel Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Win Phelps Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Lisa Marmon Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Betty Griffin Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
David Myers Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
John Monte Photography stills 120835 6000002
Jacqueline Cambas Editor n/a 172 7000001
Craig Bassett Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Daniel Valdez Music n/a 120781 8000001
Shorty Rogers Music n/a 120781 8000002
Shorty Rogers Music Arranger n/a 121019 8000003
Tom John Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Fred Winston Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Anita Dawn Casting n/a 179 10000001
Frank Bayer Casting n/a 179 10000002
Eugene Blythe Casting n/a 179 10000003
Yvonne Wood Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Gerald Solomon Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Gabriella Csorba Makeup n/a 353 13000003
John Kean Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Gaylin Schultz Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Patricia Birch Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Johnny Borgese Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Ed Keyes Props n/a 120817 24000001
Roberta Delgadi Other dance captain 120795 26000001
Greg Rosatti Other dance captain 120795 26000002
Rob Hedden Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
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.