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Born in East L.A. (1987)

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Release Date: Aug 21, 1987 Wide

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Richard "Cheech" Marin, of Cheech & Chong fame, directed and starred in Born in East L.A.. Inspired by Marin's music-video parody of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA", the film casts Cheech as an East Los Angeles repairman. While paying a visit to a sweatshop toy factory, Cheech is caught in the middle when the feds raid the place and cart off all the illegal alien workers. Since he's forgotten to bring his own i.d., Cheech is also shipped off to Mexico-where, having next to no knowledge of

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Apr 7, 1998

Universal Pictures

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Without the drugs or Tommy Chong, Marin still have something to offer.

July 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

Surprisingly pleasant, warm comedy.

January 8, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Born in East L.A.

A Comedy Bordering On Insanity
December 15, 2009
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Wahida K

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Nice idea, not a brilliant film but I do like Cheech, he's entertaining and very watchable!
September 28, 2009
SirPant

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Somewhat funny, but Cheech keeps hammering the title point "Born in East L.A." over our heads until it's annoying.
August 8, 2007
YosemiteSamFan

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Funny flick. I liked this one and my brother and I always watched it.
February 26, 2007
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