Born in East L.A. (1987)

R   |    |  Comedy

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When an L.A. born American citizen is mistaken for a Mexican illegal alien and deported to Mexico, he has to do everything he can to get across the border.




  • Daniel Stern in Born in East L.A. (1987)
  • Cheech Marin in Born in East L.A. (1987)
  • Born in East L.A. (1987)
  • Born in East L.A. (1987)
  • Cheech Marin in Born in East L.A. (1987)
  • Cheech Marin in Born in East L.A. (1987)

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22 February 2000 | Mark-371
| My fave movie with Cheech Marin!
Excellent Movie! Cheech is sent to a factory full of illegal immigrants to pick up his cousin "Javier". When he gets there, a pile of cops come in a arrest the immigrants. They think cheech is one of them, and they send him to mexico. If he had only took his wallet with him, he wouldn't have been sent down south. I read all the reviews and most people didn't like this film, but i think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread! The best part of the movie is when he tells the prison guard, Phil,says "Rudy, you still owe me $100!" Cheech says "Yeah, Heres one of them, F**K YOU!" (I wish IMDb allowed curse words!) This gets a 7/10. It's worth your money!

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Release Date:

21 August 1987


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

Filming Locations

Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,359,040 23 August 1987

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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