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..."
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.
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.