• Born in East L.A. (1987)

Born in East L.A.

Release Date: August 21st, 1987

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Rudy is an American of Mexican descent who is caught up in an immigration raid on a factory. Deported to Mexico as an undocumented immigrant, he has no way of proving that he is in fact an American citizen, and is forced to rely on his cunning to sneak his way back home.

Cast: Cheech Marin , Daniel Stern , Paul Rodriguez , Kamala Lopez

Director: Cheech Marin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Clear Type

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Moving away from the gag-based comedy of his films with Chong, Marin has discovered a richer humor of character and circumstance, and although old habits surface long enough to permit unfortunate lapses in continuity and consistency, he proves surprisingly adept at his new mode. [24 Aug 1987, p.C5]

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    Born in East L.A. is a real middle-of-the-roader as comedies go -- not hysterically funny, sort of laid back in pace, with a plot as substantial as the peso -- but its heart is as warm as an enchilada. [22 Aug 1987, p.B4]

  • 25
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It comes across, however, as a 90-minute flirtation with a quarter of an idea, the gist of which barely impinges on the consciousness. [24 Aug 1987]

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