Roosters is a 1993 American dramatic film with a screenplay by Milcha Sanchez-Scott that is adapted from her play of the same name. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1993 before being released in the United States in 1995.

Directed byRobert M. Young
Produced bySusan Block-Reiner
Norman I. Cohen
Kevin Reidy
Written byMilcha Sanchez-Scott
StarringEdward James Olmos
Sônia Braga
María Conchita Alonso
Sarah Lassez
Danny Nucci
Music byDavid Kitay
CinematographyReynaldo Villalobos
Edited byArthur Coburn
Distributed byIRS Media
Release date
  • September 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$148,919[1]


Gallo Morales (Olmos) returns home after being imprisoned for seven years for murdering a man over a cockfight. His family welcomes him back with mixed feelings. While his daughter Angela (Lassez) is eager to have him back, his son Hector (Nucci) feels otherwise. Hector desires to leave behind the farm and wants to use the family's prize-winning cock, which he has inherited from his grandfather, to win money in order to move his family away. However, Gallo has returned from prison determined to continue the business and to raise a new flock of roosters. Hector and Gallo soon clash over their differing goals.



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