In 1968, a group of Mexican-American students walked out of the classrooms, demanding better education conditions and an end to bias against students of Mexican descent. Based on a true story.

EJO's Role

Edward James Olmos plays education official Julian Nava. He also directed and produced the project.

The Numbers

"Walkout" originally aired on March 18, 2006, on HBO.

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  • Edward James Olmos' son, Bodie, appears in "Walkout" and worked his father on "Battlestar Galctica".
  • Yancey Arias has worked with Edward James Olmos in America, and "American Family", as well as in an episode of "CSI: New York".
  • "Walkout" marks Edward James Olmos' third directorial effort of a feature-length project. It was his first outing as director of a made-for-TV movie.

  • 2007 ALMA Awards: Edward James Olmos won for Outstanding Director - Television Series, Mini-Series, Television Movie (tied with Kenny Ortega for High School Musical). Six nominations (Outstanding Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, Michael Pena; Outstanding Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, Alexa Vega; Outstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, Yancy Arias; Outstanding Supporting Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, Tonantzin Esparza; Outstanding Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie; and Outstanding Writing - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie).
  • 2007 Directors Guild of America: Edward James Olmos was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television.
  • 2006 Imagen Foundation Awards: One win (Best Actor - Television, Michael Pena). Two nominations (Best Actress - Television, Alexa Vega; and Best Primetime Series)
  • 2007 Black Reel Awards: Three wins (Network/Cable - Best Director, Edward James Olmos; Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actor, Michael Peña; Network/Cable - Best Television Movie/Mini-Series; and Network/Cable - Best Actress, Alexa Vega )
  • 2007 Cinema Audio Society: Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series


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