A sprawling drama about Chicano life in Los Angeles, BOUND BY HONOR contains powerful moments, but characters get lost in the epic sweep.
Blond, blue-eyed Miklo (Damian Chapa), half-Anglo and half-Mexican, is torn between two cultures, desperate to prove a Latino heart beats beneath his creamy skin. Miklo's cousin Paco (Benjamin Bratt) seethes with resentment and anger at the world, while Paco's gentle half-brother Cruz (Jesse
Borrego) sees painting as his ticket out of East LA. The three young men pledge allegiance to Vatos Locos, a local gang. Soon after, Cruz is cruelly crippled by rival gang members. Though he achieves some preliminary acclaim in mainstrea...