Patto di sangue was released in the year 1993。Patto di sangue is also called as Bound by Honor, Samaa verta, Princes de la ville, Marcados Pelo Sangue, Ligados Pelo Sangue, Desmoi aimatos, Blood in Blood Out - Verschworen auf Leben und Tod, Blood Out... Bound by Honor, Blood Out, Blood In。
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.