Born in East L.A.

Starring: Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin & Daniel Stern Director: Cheech Marin  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.2
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 08/26/1987
"...Amiable....Amusing....Good hearted..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/24/1987
"...An across-the-board winner, an exuberant crowd-pleaser....Marin has come up with a great, simple idea and then has run with it the full, hilarious distance..."

Product Description:

When Cheech Marin is accidently deported to Mexico without i.d. or knowledge of Spanish and unable to convince U.S. officials to let him back in the U.S., the comedy begins. In between unsuccessful schemes to cross the border he gets duped by a dippy doorman, picked on by prison pals, and smitten by a senorita.

Plot Synopsis:

Native-born American Rudy Robles is mistakenly deported in a U. S. Immigration Service raid. Caught without any identification or money, the non-Spanish-speaking Rudy struggles to scrape together enough cash to buy his way back across the border. Meanwhile, though, he's busy romancing an immigrant from El Salvador, dealing with the culture shock and a trying to get help from a moronic cousin.

Plot Keywords:

Hispanic | Injustice | Mishaps | Race Relations | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Based on Cheech Marin's song, "Born in East L.A.," a parody of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."
  • "Born in East L.A." was Cheech's first effort after splitting with Tommy Chong.
  • Filmed in CFI Color, Prints by Deluxe.
  • Some television cuts of the film run 93 minutes, 6 minutes longer than other prints. The New York Times listed the running time as 98 minutes.

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  • Sales Rank: 5,639
  • UPC: 025192019128
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