Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2018)

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2018)
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo
  • Voted: 440

71 years in the making, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the feature documentary experience revealing the extraordinary life journey of Hollywood's most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo. From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters and helping troubled addicts. Danny gives a first hand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film. To this day, Danny continues to council recovering addicts and speak at state prisons. After 46 years of sobriety, he never forgets his roots and pays forward that which has been bestowed on him. 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. Through the exploration of his old stomping ground and the supporting cast of family, friends and some ...

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  • Awesome movie! by 10

    Watched the world premiere last night at the Calgary film festival. It was so good. I left the theatre so I inspired. I would recommend this film to everyone.

  • A beautiful masterpiece by 10

    What a story! The life of well known film star and hard man Danny Trejo is documented in this beautifully put together documentary.The story of his extraordinary life is told by the main man himself along with a really interesting group of family and friends.The story will have you in shock at some of the things he went through and done but in the end will leave truly uplifted and inspired.I can only conclude this by saying I absolutely loved it and didn't want it to end. I will watch this again and again.

  • What a story. Fantastic movie. by 10

    Just got out of a viewing of this movie and I really don't know how you could create a better biographical documentary. Dany Trejo is clearly an amazing human, he has an amazing story and the movie was really well made. Positive message, heart warming and good laughs. Truly an unbelievable life story.

  • Fantastic film! by 10

    Director Brett Harvey takes a thoughtful and very inspiring look at a fascinating individuals life journey. The highs, the lows and the triumphant message of hope keep the viewer entranced. Highly recommended!

  • Don't Miss This Film by 9

    So many good films, but this is a great California Story. There are parts that don't work. The frequent comment by an attractive non-introspective actresses is a detraction. And the first of the film, Danny comes across as eccentric and not genuine, but as the film develops the man comes through and one can not come away impressed. There is one former prison guard out there that did Danny a solid by keeping his mouth shut. We are the beneficiary of Danny and some grace.