Born in East L.A.

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When accidentally caught up in a Immigration Department raid, an American-born Hispanic is "returned" to Mexico. Speaking virtually no Spanish, he is reduced to working a variety of jobs for a crooked saloon owner to make the money to pay for his "illegal immigration" back into the United States.


Kamala Lopez
as Dolores
Lupe Ontiveros
as Rudy's Mother
Urbanie Lucero
as Rudy's Sister
Larry Blackmon
as Slick Dude
Geoffrey Rivas
as Immigration Aide
David Yanez
as Alter Boy
Mike Moroff
as Thug #2
Diana Bellamy
as Harry's Wife
Ronald G. Joseph
as Tattoo Prisoner
Chastity Ayala
as Rudy's Niece
Noble Willingham
as Border Patrol Sargeant
David Perez
as Rudy's Nephew
Randal Patrick
as Border Patrol Officer
Ernest Harden Jr.
as Border Patrol Officer
Vic Trevino
as Border Patrol Officer
Sal Lopez
as What's Happening Boys
Del Zamora
as What's Happening Boys
Ted Lin
as What's Happening Boys
Jason Scott Lee
as What's Happening Boys
Mark L. Taylor
as TV Evangelist
Dyana Ortelli
as Mother with Oranges
Humberto Ortiz
as Boy with Oranges
Daniel Valdez
as Norteno Trio
David Silva
as Norteno Trio
Lilyan Chauvin
as German Woman
Angela Moya
as Mexican Wife
David Selberg
as Policeman
Sam Vlahos
as Father Sanchez
Eloy Casados
as Thug #1
Josh Cruze
as Jail Truck Driver
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Critic Reviews for Born in East L.A.

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Audience Reviews for Born in East L.A.

  • Apr 03, 2012
    A good vehicle for cheech martin about a U.S citizen of Mexican heritage getting mistakingly sent to mexico as a deporte and having to try to get back in but also living the Mexican way for a while, there are some entertaining moiments and comments about Mexican imigration, Marin is likeable and while not everything comes of well, and certainly at times brags up the american way, its a enjoyable watch from the 80s and makes me want to seek out more Marin
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2011
    easily cheech marin's hillarious and best performance he's been since up in smoke. A+
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2009
    A Comedy Bordering On Insanity
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2009
    I really like this movie but the DVD I bought had a big chunk of the movie cut out.I wonder why????
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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