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Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

The new trailer for the powerful documentary, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, has been released. The feature pays homage to Danny Trejo’s heritage – his Mexican roots and his Los Angeles upbringing – as he gives fans a firsthand look into the extraordinary life journey that molded him into Hollywood’s most unlikely hero. The film will be available on digital in the U.S July 7, 2020, giving viewers a raw and inspirational account of Trejo’s unbelievable transformation from hardened criminal to celebrated movie icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path.

From a life of hard drugs and armed robberies to Hollywood red carpets and mentoring addicts, this is the tale of one of the most radical and uplifting transformation stories of human character ever put to film. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians), Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the shocking story of one man’s capacity to overcome his demons and discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys.

With a host of celebrity interviews, never-before-seen footage, and personal testimony from Trejo and his closest family and friends, audiences will witness the birth of a Hollywood icon who became a symbol of hope to the people he grew up around. After 46 years of sobriety, he never forgets his roots, and feels genuinely happy he is able to pay it forward every single day. Trejo has made it his personal mission to give back to Chicano communities in Los Angeles through his volunteer work by donating food via his iconic LA-based restaurants, buying toys for local children, speaking to inmates in prisons, working with animal shelters, and being a source of consistent support for those in the very same neighborhood he was raised in. Check out the trailer below, and let us know your favorite Danny Trejo film in the comments below.

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