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My Family (1995)

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Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paco
Rafael Cortes ...
Roberto (as Rafael Cortes)
Ivette Reina ...
Trini
Amelia Zapata ...
Roberto's Girlfriend
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Young Jose
Emilio Del Haro ...
Oxcart Driver
Abel Woolrich ...
Oxcart Driver
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El Californio (as Leon Singer)
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Maria's Employer
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Alicia del Lago ...
Maria's Aunt
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The Boatman (as Thomas Rosales)
Anthony Gonzalez ...
Baby Paco
Michael Gonzalez ...
Little Paco
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Chucho
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Storyline

Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho, Paco, Memo, Irene, Toni, and Jimmy deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the 50's. As the second generation become adults in the 60's, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Isabel (a Salvadorian refugee), their son, and Jimmy's journey to becoming a responsible parent. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Three generations of dreams.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some graphic violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cafe con leche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,079,373 (USA)
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Trivia

The final scene is duplicated shot-for-shot from the final scene of The World of Apu (1959). See more »

Goofs

When Isabella is at the Sanchez home, we see a medium shot of Paco with a bowl of popcorn, and Memo. In front of them is a tray of taquitos. But a minute or two later, Irene brings out the same tray and sets it down on the coffee table in front of them. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Sanchez: That was a political action. I'm a goddam revolutionary!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Konex Konex
Arranged by Pepe Ávila (as Jose Avila)
Performed by The Folkloristas (as Los Folkloristas)
Published by Jose Avila Music
Courtesy of Discos Pueblo
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Fantastic Latino movie
25 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best Latino movies I ever see. Story is great and the problems are real. The characters are well played. If you like "the goodfather" here's the hispanic version!




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