Zoot Suit 42 years old

An american original.

Zoot Suit

Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to San Quentin without substantial evidence for the death of a man at Sleepy Lagoon. As part of the defense committee, Alice Bloomfield and George Shearer fight the blatant miscarriage of justice for the freedom of Henry and his friends.


Zoot Suit Cast

Name Character
Tyne Daly She was 35, now 78 years old as Alice Bloomfield
Lupe Ontiveros She was 39, 69 years old when she died as Dolores
Edward James Olmos He was 34, now 77 years old as El Pachuco
Tony Plana He was 29, now 72 years old as Rudy
Marco Rodríguez He was 28, now 70 years old as Smiley / Ismael Torres
Charles Aidman He was 56, 68 years old when he died as George Shearer
Mike Gomez He was 30, now 73 years old as Joey / Jose Torres
John Anderson He was 147, 158 years old when he died as Judge F.W. Charles
Ed Peck He was 64, 75 years old when he died as Lieutenant Edwards
Alma Martinéz She was 0, now 42 years old as Lupe (as Alma Rosa Martínez)
Rose Portillo She was 27, now 70 years old as Della
Abel Franco He was 58, 77 years old when he died as Enrique
Robert Phalen He was 44, now 87 years old as District Attorney
Daniel Valdez He was 32, now 75 years old as Henry Reyna

Zoot Suit Crew

Name Department
Anita Dann as Casting. Production
Daniel Valdez as Music. He was 32 (now 75) years old Sound
Luis Valdez as Director. He was 41 (now 83) years old Directing
Luis Valdez as Writer. He was 41 (now 83) years old Writing
Gordon Davidson as Producer. He was 66 (83) years old when He died Production
Phil Esparza as Producer. Production
Yvonne Wood as Costume Design. She was 67 (84) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Peter Burrell as Producer. He was 257 (51) years old when He died Production
William P. Wingate as Producer. Production
Frank Bayer as Casting. Production
Eugene Blythe as Casting. Production
Tom H. John as Production Design. Art
Fred S. Winston as Set Decoration. Art
Zoot Suit poster
Zoot Suit (42 years)

An american original.

  • Release day: Friday, October 02, 1981
  • Runtime: 103 minutes