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American Me: The Backstory

American Me: The Backstory

Update: 2022-09-12
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American Me was supposed to help end gang violence — instead, it may have led to the murders of at least three people.


Host Alex Fumero unpacks the story of American Me, a film directed by legendary Latino actor Edward James Olmos, and his choice to base the film on a real-life gang called the Mexican Mafia or La Eme. Did Olmos' decision to fictionalize the lives of these men lead to the murders of several crew members?

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American Me: The Backstory

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