Champion (2004)

Champion
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joseph Lorigo Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Cecily Gambrell Producer n/a 3 3000002
Cecily Gambrell Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dana W Gonzales Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Joseph Lorigo Editor n/a 172 7000001
Joe Eckardt Producer n/a 3 3000001
Joe Eckardt Director n/a 2 2000001
Val Kilmer Actor Himself 1 1000003
Dennis Hopper Actor Himself 1 1000002
Robert Rodriguez Actor Himself 1 1000004
Steve Buscemi Actor Himself 1 1000005
Cecily Gambrell Actor Herself 1 1000006
Danny Trejo Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Danny Trejo--you know the man. He has fierce tattoos and frequently plays the wicked thug in your favorite movies some of which include "Heat," "Conair," "Once Upon a Time In Mexico" as well as the "Spy Kids" movies. He's well established in Hollywood and progressively becoming a movie star in his own right. But behind the ink and the diabolical characters he plays on screen lies the captivating story of his troubled young life which included drug addiction, continual juvenile detention, armed robbery and eventually lead to ten years of prison time in some of California's most dangerous institutions. A story of fight and triumph, the documentary presents a one of a kind, intimate view into the life of Danny Trejo before he turned himself around and after. A chronicle of his life through raw and candid conversations about everything from trying and becoming addicted to heroin at age 12 courtesy of his uncle, who was his role model, to armed robbery, violence and time in prison, including an emotional return to his actual cell behind the gray walls of San Quentin State Prison.