R | | Comedy
When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.
Contrary to popular belief, the picture of Jesus Christ in Rudy's house is not Tommy Chong. Chong turned down an offer to cameo in the film.
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When Border Patrol Agents arrest someone and deport them back to their country of origin, they just don't put them on a bus and send them directly back to the border. They have to follow a procedure, in which the illegal immigrant get sent to the Border Patrol station and they get processed. Which includes confirming Identity, finger printing, background checks, and taking photos.
The television broadcast version adds at least 15 to 20 minutes of footage. In this footage, Rudy does make it across the border only to be captured by kidnappers with his friends. He is held for ransom in the house across the street from his home and is rescued by the border patrol. When he hears that Dolores will have to be sent back across the border, he marries her and makes her a citizen. That's why the priest is behind them in the last shot of the TV versions.
$4,359,040 23 August 1987
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