"Well, the reason I wanted to do it was to use it as a tool," he tells ABC Audio. Having spent 71 years starring in a personal expedition that outshines any Hollywood fiction, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, is the shocking story of one mans capacity to overcome his demons, only to discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys. Trejo's life seems like a Hollywood script. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. That's until a chance encounter on a bus with some hoodlums prompts the pacifist to open a can of whupass on said ne'er-do-wells. By Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. Select the department you want to search in. Try again. I've grown to really enjoy films and drama's that Danny has starred in. From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters and helping troubled addicts.
Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. With Craig Balkam, Jhonnie Harris, Donal Logue, Cheech Marin. Through the exploration of his old stomping ground and the supporting cast of family, friends and some of the worlds biggest stars, join Danny Trejo as he delivers a raw and sobering account of his transformation from a hardened criminal, to celebrated Hollywood icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path.
The acting is all average as is the direction etc. A tough guy revenge movie from 2012 with a whiff of the 80s about it.
Inmate #1 – Watch Now . Good to wile away an hour or so - full of hand to hand fighting. The most telling scene is when Trejo, invited round to dinner by the aforementioned lady, grins maniacally into his bathroom mirror after brushing his teeth; it's the smile of a man who can't believe his luck to be playing an action lead and getting to kiss someone half his age instead of being at the doctor's moaning about his arthritis and lumbago. Travelling or based outside United Kingdom? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Bunker knew Trejo was a gifted boxer, and had him hired to train Eric Roberts to box for the 1985 movie Runaway Train. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 October 2012. One person found this helpful. Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. It was a chance reunion with another former San Quentin inmate-turned writer and actor, Eddie Bunker, that launched Trejo's career. Watch of you like: machete, Danny Trejo Read more. He never forgets his roots and pays forward that which has been bestowed on him. A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime. Trejo laughs. Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and addiction.
And I said, 'How bad you want this guy beat up?' Now my collection is growing as I can't get enough of him.
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You know...not Danny Trejo, but the guy from Spy Kids, the guy from Heat. That misunderstanding aside, Trejo so impressed the director, he landed his first role on-screen, as Roberts' opponent. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2013. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles.