November 30, 2021
E26: Bakersfield Me: The Mexican Mafia

Edward James Olmos starred in and directed the 1992 movie American Me. The opening title card of the film says it was “inspired by a true story.” The lead character played by Olmos is named Montoya Santana. Everything written...


 Edward James Olmos starred in and directed the 1992 movie American Me. The opening title card of the film says it was “inspired by a true story.” The lead character played by Olmos is named Montoya Santana. Everything written about this character claims it is based on the real-life Mexican Mafia boss Rudolpho Cadena. What many people don't know about Rudolpho Cadena, is that he was from Bakersfield when he murdered a young man here in 1959.

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