Walk Proud

Walk Proud is a 1979 American hood drama film directed by Robert L. Collins and written by Evan Hunter and starring Robby Benson, Sarah Holcomb, Henry Darrow, Pepe Serna, Trinidad Silva and Ji-Tu Cumbuka. It was released on June 15, 1979, by Universal Pictures.[1][2][3]

Walk Proud
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert L. Collins
Produced byLawrence Turman
Written byEvan Hunter
StarringRobby Benson
Sarah Holcomb
Henry Darrow
Pepe Serna
Trinidad Silva
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Music byRobby Benson
Don Peake
CinematographyBobby Byrne
Edited byDouglas Stewart
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 1979 (1979-06-15)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.


  • Robby Benson as Emilio Mendez
  • Sarah Holcomb as Sarah Lassiter
  • Henry Darrow as Mike Serrano
  • Pepe Serna as Cesar
  • Trinidad Silva as Dagger
  • Ji-Tu Cumbuka as Sgt. Gannett
  • Lawrence Pressman as Henry Lassiter
  • Domingo Ambriz as Cowboy
  • Brad Sullivan as Jerry Kelsey
  • Irene DeBari as Mrs. Mendez
  • Eloy Casados as Hugo
  • Daniel Faraldo as El Tigre
  • Tony Alvarenga as Paco
  • Aesop Aquarian as Hippo
  • Benjie Bancroft as Police Guard
  • Gary Carlos Cervantes as Carlos
  • Tim Culbertson as Police Guard
  • Lee Fraser as Johnny
  • Panchito Gómez as Manuel
  • Joe Jacobs as Store Owner
  • Bill Lopresto as Ice Cream Vendor
  • Claudio Martínez as Vincente
  • Rod Masterson as Policeman #2
  • Patricia A. Morales as Church Singer
  • Dennis O'Flaherty as Policeman #1
  • Rose Portillo as Katie
  • Luis Reyes as El Español
  • Eduardo Ricard as Priest
  • Ángel Salazar as Angel
  • Judith Searle as Abigail Lassiter
  • Tony Steinhart as Interrogation Officer
  • Felipe Turich as Prayer Maker
  • Jose Ramiro Salazar as an unidentified gang member


  1. ^ "Walk Proud (1979) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  2. ^ Vincent Canby (1979-06-15). "Movie Review - Walk Proud - Film: 'Walk Proud' Is Upbeat Gang Movie:West Coast Story". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  3. ^ "Walk Proud". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16.

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