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      Born in East L.A.

      R 1987 1 hr. 24 min. Comedy List
      40% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score A Los Angeles native (Cheech Marin) is rounded up by mistake with illegal aliens and dumped south of the border. Read More Read Less

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      Eugene P Hilariously funny movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/23 Full Review KEVIN C Through unfortunate circumstances Rudy, played by Cheech Marin, a man born in East LA is swept up in an immigration raid and deported to Tijuana where with no ID and money has to figure out a way back home. Some fun and amusing scenes and a fun role featuring Daniel Stern. I hadn't watched this in many years. Still love the parody song based on Springsteen's Born in the USA. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Cheech is charming and funny as hell, as usual. But this is a bit of a slog to get through. I had warm memories of it from childhood, and honestly, I should've left it there. It pales in comparison to the movies with Chong. Most of it is pretty scattershot and loses its way too many times. It's decently fun though, if you're looking to kill time one afternoon. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/12/22 Full Review robert p Wow, this duo was close to breaking up when they made this Movie! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic urban comedy. Love this movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/18/18 Full Review Audience Member Crude, yes. Racist, of course. But what you may not expect is how much heart Cheech Marin adds to the character and the film itself. Oh, and the film is absolutely hilarious! 3.5/5 stars Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jas Keimig The Stranger (Seattle, WA) It's an interesting skewering of the systems on both sides of the border that keep those seeking a better life impoverished and criminalized. Jan 21, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews There's ultimately not a whole lot within Born in East L.A. that's worth wholeheartedly embracing... Rated: 2/4 Dec 2, 2019 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This soft film lacks any sort of a satiric edge, but Marin's charismatic turn provides it with some lift. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 23, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 9, 2005 Full Review Dan Lybarger Nitrate Online Without the drugs or Tommy Chong, Marin still have something to offer. Rated: 3/5 Jul 23, 2004 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 Aug 22, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Los Angeles native (Cheech Marin) is rounded up by mistake with illegal aliens and dumped south of the border.
      Cheech Marin
      Cheech Marin
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 31, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)