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Follow Me Home (1996)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 February 1997 (USA)
Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on ... See full summary »

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Peter Bratt

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Peter Bratt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alfre Woodard ... Evey
Jesse Borrego ... Tudee
Salma Hayek ... Veronica
Calvin Levels ... Kaz
Benjamin Bratt ... Abel
Steve Reevis ... Freddy
Tom Bower ... Larry
John Allen Nelson ... Perry
Ahimsa Stone ... Little Girl
Akima Akima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Cantu Martin Cantu ... Music Composer
David Carrera ... Loco
Philmore Steele Philmore Steele ... Spirit Drummer
Noah Verduzco Noah Verduzco ... Ricky
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Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on the White House. Along the way they meet a mysterious Black woman. Together, these four men and one woman encounter racism, sexism, internal conflicts, and finally redemption as they discover their common humanity and their internal ability to conquer the societal ills that effect them all. Written by L. J. Allen-2

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Banning, California, USA

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$220,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Peter Bratt's first film. See more »

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honest and unique
23 September 2003 | by jesdeluxeSee all my reviews

I first saw this film my rookie year up north in college. A lot was happening back then and this film helped put many things in perspective. Visually I remember the mural and its impact on the characters. The four main characters were like a breath of fresh air, real people whom the writer cared about. Follow Me Home is a unique and honest portrayal of people living in these united states. Unique in the sense that the characters were of color yet were not total stereotypes. Yeah there was the cholo but we saw more than that. We felt his pains and inner as well as outer struggles with society.

This film was and continues to be a major influence in my decision to write and hopefully one day make movies like it. A beautiful piece of work that I hope to one day catch again on the big screen. When that time comes I will bring along my family to experience.

I recommend this to anyone serious about life and love.


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