The tamest and most "socially relevant" youth-gang film of 1979 (THE WARRIORS and BOULEVARD NIGHTS were also released that year) sees Robby Benson cast as a confused Chicano gang member. With all the maturity, insight, and plausibility of an ABC-TV "After School Special," WALK PROUD
follows Benson through his rites of passage with his street gang and an unlikely romance with a rich white girl, Holcomb, who begs him to stop running with the pack. Infused with Latin machismo, Benson refuses, but his point of view changes after a visit back to Mexico for the funeral of his
grandmother. Once in Mexico, Benson's mother inexplicably decides to introduce her son to his lo...