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Edward James Olmos
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Date of Birth: Feb 24, 1947

Country: USA

Biography: Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is a Mexican American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 49 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (48) | Director (3)
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Mayans M.C. (2018)
Mayans M.C. (2018) - TV Series
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, "Mayans MC" sees EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border who must carve out his new outlaw identity.
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Imprisoned (2018)
Dylan Burke has made many mistakes in his former life as a small-time criminal, but he put his dark past behind him when he found the love of his life, Maria. (imdb)
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Coco (2017)
Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. (imdb)
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (imdb)
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Americano (2016)
A Mexican parrot named Cuco sets off on an adventure to defend his family. (imdb)
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Unity (2015)
Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years. (Nation Earth)
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Exile Nation: The Plastic People (2014)
September 11th then a decade-long period of anti-immigrant policies in the United States. Mass-deportation of "non-citizens." Current estimates are between 4 to 6 million. Latinos, primarily Mexicans, make up 97% of those deported. They return to a country with a devastated economy in the midst of a cartel war. Stripped of all identification they are considered "illegal" in Mexico too, and as a consequence, unemployable...and criminal. Disavowed by both nations, they struggle to survive ... (devolverdigital.com)
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2 Guns (2013)
A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. (imdb)
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Go for Sisters (2013)
Upon her release from jail, Fontayne enlists the help of Bernice - her estranged old friend and current parole officer - and a disgraced cop to search for his son, who went missing on the Mexican border.
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Filly Brown (2012)
"Majo" Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record contract could be the ticket out for her struggling family. But taking the deal means selling out her talent and the true friends who helped her to the cusp of success. (mubi.com)
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The Green Hornet (2011)
Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg (Superbad) apply their trademark humor to the superhero genre in this big-screen action-adventure about a newspaper-publishing playboy (Rogen) who dons a disguise to fight crime after hours. As the Green Hornet, Britt Reid's power is no longer limited to the printed page -- and thanks to a nimble martial-arts expert (Jay Chou), he has the skills to expose the city's roughest criminals.
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A documentary on Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.
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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
The Cylons began as humanity's robot servants. They rebelled and evolved and now they look like us. Their plan: destroy the race that enslaved them. This film tells the story of two Cylon leaders, working separately, and their determination to finish the task.
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home. (imdb)
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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica. (imdb)
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Splinter (2006)
On the mean streets of LA, two gangsters - - Dreamer (Almeida) and Dusty (Noel G.) - - unite over the mysterious murder of their brother. Dreamer, with the bullet that killed his brother still lodged in his skull, is desperately seeking revenge when he crosses paths with Detective Gramm (Atis), a confident rookie cop partnered with corrupt veteran Cunningham (Sizemore)... (imdb)
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Walkout (2006)
Walkout (2006) - TV Movie
Based on a true story, student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo (Vega), tired of being treated unequally, decides to take action and stage a walkout at five East Los Angeles high schools in 1968, to protest educational conditions and complain of anti-Mexican educational bias along with some 10,000 students... (imdb)
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Recycled Life (2006)
The dramatic and touching story of thousands of adults, children, and generations of families who have been living and working in the largest and most toxic landfill in Central America, the Guatemala City Garbage Dump, over the last sixty years. (imdb)
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)
A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth. (imdb)
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The Judge (2001)
The Judge (2001) - TV Movie
Everything brilliant and compassionate defense attorney Paul Madriani stands for is put to the test when he's hired to defend an indefensible adversary, Baltimore's Judge Armando Acosti's. Acosti is arrested for soliciting a prostitute-undercover vice cop, Brittany Hill, who's called in as key witness for the prosecution. When Hill is murdered, and all evidence points to the judge, Acosti finds himself in desperate need of a savvy defense. (imdb)
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government. (imdb)
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after a number of misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado and are worshiped by the natives for their foreign appearance. (imdb)
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Gossip (2000)
Sex, deception and rumor detonate when fellow university students and roommates Derrick (Marsden), Jones (Headey) and Travis (Reedus) collaborate on their new journalism class assignment: identifying the link between news and gossip. (Warner Brothers)
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The Wall (1998)
The Wall (1998) - TV Movie
The story of three items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: a pencil holder, a sheriff's badge, and an electric guitar. Each item connects the living with the dead and are left as either memorials or to heal the wounds of war.
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The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 and get to wear the suit for an hour each in return. But the suit is not just a suit - it makes wishes of the one wearing it come true. (imdb)
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (imdb)
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision. (imdb)
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Selena (1997)
This biographical drama charting the extraordinary career and tragic slaying of pop singing sensation Selena. (Warner Bros.)
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Caught (1996)
Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick, who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to awaken Joe's hope in the future as well as Betty's sexual passions. Until their son Danny returns home and notices the changes... (imdb)
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The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996)
A journalist (Morales) starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca (Garcia), who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
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Dead Man
Dead Man's Walk (1996) - TV Mini-Series
Gus (David Arquette) and Woodrow (Jonny Lee Miller) join up with a ragtag band of Rangers determined to take Santa Fe away from Mexico, but they soon find they've walked into a dangerous but forbidding territory of populated by hostile Indians and dangerous opportunists. Dead Man's Walk also features Brian Dennehy, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, and Edward James Olmos. (allmovie.com)
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My Family (1995)
Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho, Paco, Memo, Irene, Toni, and Jimmy deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the 50's. As the second generation become adults in the 60's, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Isabel (a Salvadorian refugee), their son, and Jimmy's journey to becoming a responsible parent. (imdb)
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500 Nations (1995)
500 Nations (1995) - TV Mini-Series
his comprehensive documentary chronicles the history of the indigenous people of North and Central America, beginning with the pre-Colombian era through their brushes with European colonization, capping off with the defeat of the North American Plains Indians in the 19th century. The remarkable story unfolds through transcripts depicting the historical events, as well as first-hand recollections, photographs and computer reenactments.
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Mirage (1995)
Matteo Juarez is a retired detective hired by a local businessman to follow his wife Jennifer. She has a split personality and seems to be putting herself in danger without knowing it. (Sounds familiar? Yes indeed, same plot as Vertigo.)
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The Burning Season (1994)
Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder. (imdb)
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American Me (1992)
This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who... (imdb)
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Talent for the Game (1991)
Virgil Sweet is on the verge of losing his job as a talent scout with the California Angels when he discovers Sammy Bodeen, a country boy with no pro ball experience, but with a pitching arm no one has seen the like of. Money-hungry owners want to make a quick buck while Sammy just wants to play ball. Virgil finds himself caught in the middle. Written by Lars Skogan (imdb)
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
A stevedore in Thessaloniki, Greece, Arouch's passion is boxing. Captured along with his family and fiance Allegra in 1943 and interred in Auschwitz, Arouch is used by his SS captors as entertainment, forced to box against fellow prisoners. He knows that if he refuses, his family will be punished; if he wins, he will be given extra rations which he can share with them; if he loses, he will be sent to the gas chamber...
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Stand and Deliver (1988)
A dedicated teacher inspires his dropout prone students to learn calculus to build up their self-esteem and do so well that they are accused of cheating. (imdb)
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Saving Grace (1986)
A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important lessons about friendship and self-esteem. (imdb)
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Miami Vice (1984)
Miami Vice (1984) - TV Series
The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department. (imdb)
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Blade Runner (1982)
Harrison Ford stars as former detective Rick Deckard who is on the hunt for "replicants," androids, attempting to pass as humans in technogrunge 2019 Los Angeles.
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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
The retelling of an incident in Gonzales, Texas in 1901 revolving around a stolen horse, mistaken identity and a killing. (imdb)
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Wolfen (1981)
A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. (imdb)
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Zoot Suit (1981)
A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped almost to the ankle.... the rebellious fashion of young men) had on the morals and attitudes of the people of that era. (imdb)
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Virus (1980)
A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the planet from further destruction. (imdb)
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Evening in Byzantium (1978)
Terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival. (imdb)
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Aloha Bobby and Rose (1975)
Bobby and Rose, two youngsters who are in love, have to run away from home when they are falsely accused to have committed a robbery and an assassination. (imdb)
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