New Release: Becoming Eduardo DVD

Vanguard released the independent drama Becoming Eduardo on DVD on March 29, 2011. The third feature film from director Rod McCall (Lewis & Clark & George) carries a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Becoming Eduardo is co-produced by New York Times best-selling author LouAnne Johnson, who penned 1993’s My Posse Don’t Do Homework, the book that the movie Dangerous Minds was based upon. Like that hit film and popular book, Becoming Eduardo also is concerned with troubled young people and their difficulties making their way through school and into adulthood.

The movie stars Julian Alcaraz as Eddie Corazón, a 16-year-old juvenile delinquent and secret reader, who attends an alternative high school in Rosablanca, New Mexico. Though he was once a straight-A student, Eddie is now being pushed by his friend T.J. (Mike Dunay of Senior Skip Day) to deal drugs, while his unorthodox teacher Miss Beecher (Holly Riddle of Lewis & Clark & George) is encouraging Eddie to develop his intellect.

Building what turns out to be a natural gift for writing, Eddie makes some bad choices and is sent to live with his uncle in a different town. He uses the opportunity to re-invent himself — taking off his bandana, tucking in his shirt and calling himself Eduardo. But will that be enough to catapult him away from his former lifestyle and into a meaningful future?

Presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles, the unrated 2008 film also stars Elizabeth Peña (Jacob’s Ladder).

No bonus features are on the Becoming Eduardo DVD.

Here’s the film’s trailer:


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