A Latino landmark in moviemaking, grab your "Zoot Suit" and start dancing! This popular 1981 film was adapted and directed by by Luis Valdez from his own famed stage play. Based on a real 1940s Los Angeles murder trial, this seminal film follows Daniel Valdez as Henry Reyna, as he and other members of a Mexican-American gang are tried for a murder they may not have committed. Sentenced to life in San Quentin Prison, Henry miserably contemplates his life sentence and escapes into a fantasy world filled with music, dance and his alter-ego, "El Pachuco," a zoot-suit wearing persona full of youthful machismo. Edward James Olmos shot to stardom in the role of El Pachuco and never looked back.