MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 710 this week

Born in East L.A. (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  21 August 1987 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 3,929 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 7 critic

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Born in East L.A. (1987)

Born in East L.A. (1987) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Born in East L.A..
4 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nice Dreams (1981)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Benita Barrie
Far Out Man (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong
Hey Watch This (Video 2010)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A documentary based on Cheech and Chong's "Light Up America" reunion tour.

Director: Christian Charles
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Shelby Chong
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

Director: Thomas K. Avildsen
Stars: Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Billy Beck
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero
Up in Smoke (1978)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood.

Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Cheech Marin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.

Director: Josh Gilbert
Stars: Lou Adler, Raven Bast, Paris Chong
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend.

Director: Michael Gottlieb
Stars: Cheech Marin, Emma Samms, Vernon Wells
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers
Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin
Cheech & Chong: Roasted (TV Special 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directors: John Moffitt, Tom Gianas
Stars: Tom Arnold, Shelby Chong, Tommy Chong
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Rodriguez
Stars: Paul Rodriguez, Tony Plana, Bert Rosario
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Javier
...
Jimmy
...
Dolores
...
McCalister (as Jan Michael Vincent)
...
Rudy's Mother
Urbanie Lucero ...
Rudy's Sister
Chastity Ayala ...
Rudy's Niece
David Perez ...
Rudy's Nephew
Neith Hunter ...
Marcie
Larry Blackmon ...
Slick Dude
Tito Larriva ...
Oscar
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Immigration Aide (as Geoff Rivas)
...
Lester
Miguel Delgado ...
Jose
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This time Cheech is not just on the wrong side of the law. He's on the wrong side of the line. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un pícaro de Los Ángeles  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$17,355,263 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sign outside of Bradshawe Auto where Rudy works says, "In East L.A. Where every car is a foreign car." See more »

Goofs

When Rudy is following the girl in the green dress as he pulls away in the pink car you can see the crew in the passenger's window See more »

Quotes

Rudy: If you want to be cool, first you pull your headband into the cool position. then you just lean back, put this hand in your pocket and then you wave this hand behind you like you just cut one and your trying to shoo away the stinch.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Freak
Written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Performed by Zette
Zette appears courtesy of QMI Music/MCA Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
wow!
8 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much better than i expected. I first saw this film on one of those boring rainy days where you end up sitting in front of the TV channel surfing. i stopped while this was on. needless to say, i watched the whole thing and totally enjoyed it.

it's very funny at times, and the plot is hilarious! some of the comedy is slapstick and some of it isn't...but it's all good. give it a rent and you won't be disappointed. i just picked up the DVD for 9.99 and i'm glad i did.

yeahhhhhhhhhhh yeah yeah!

(sorry, i need ten lines before i could post a comment)


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The redhead tuffylaw
Who would play Rudy in today's remake? pwrdbyhemiram
Special Edition DVD Petition DiegoTF
Picture of Jesus quinn3
Get Behind Me Satan!! Get Behind Me!! otaichi
Born in East L.A. Video Lorirunninglate
Discuss Born in East L.A. (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?