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Born in East L.A. (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  21 August 1987 (USA)
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When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

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

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21 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Un pícaro de Los Ángeles  »

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$17,355,263 (USA)
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When Rudy is getting people into the bar, you can see him talking but most of the words don't match his lips. See more »

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Immigration officer: I don't know where you learned to speak English so good, Rudy Roo or Loopty Loo, or whatever your name is!
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My fave movie with Cheech Marin!
22 February 2000 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

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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