Born in East L.A. (1987)




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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.
R (adult situations/language)
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Universal Pictures


Kamala Lopez
as Dolores
Jan-Michael Vincent
as McCalister
Neith Hunter
as Marcie
Alma Martinez
as Gloria
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
Ruben Guevara
as Miguel
Bob McClurg
as Harry
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
Del Zamora
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.

All Critics (7)

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

July 22, 2004
Nitrate Online

Surprisingly pleasant, warm comedy.

January 7, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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August 9, 2005

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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March 5, 2003

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October 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Born in East L.A.

A Comedy Bordering On Insanity

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


Funny flick. I liked this one and my brother and I always watched it.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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