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Writers (WGA):
Gregory Nava (written by) &
Anna Thomas (written by)
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Release Date:
3 May 1995 (USA) See more »
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Births, weddings and funerals. Madness, mayhem and murder. See more »
Plot:
This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Emotional roller coaster... See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward James Olmos ... Paco
Rafael Cortes ... Roberto (as Rafael Cortes)
Ivette Reina ... Trini
Amelia Zapata ... Roberto's Girlfriend

Jacob Vargas ... Young Jose
Emilio Del Haro ... Oxcart Driver
Abel Woolrich ... Oxcart Driver

León Singer ... El Californio (as Leon Singer)

Rosalee Mayeux ... Maria's Employer

Jennifer Lopez ... Young Maria
Alicia del Lago ... Maria's Aunt

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... The Boatman (as Thomas Rosales)
Anthony Gonzalez ... Baby Paco
Michael Gonzalez ... Little Paco

Esai Morales ... Chucho

Constance Marie ... Toni

Benito Martinez ... Young Paco
Greg Albert ... Young Memo
Cassandra Campos ... Little Irene

Maria Canals-Barrera ... Young Irene (as Maria Canals)
Belladonna Campos ... Baby Irene (as Susana Campos)

Jonathan Hernandez ... Young Jimmy

Jenny Gago ... Maria
Eduardo López Rojas ... Jose

Cris Franco ... Young Gerardo
Salvador Hernández ... Mariachi (as Salvador Hernandez)
Samuel Hernández ... Mariachi (as Samuel Hernandez)
Juan Jiménez ... Mariachi (as Juan Jimenez)
Jesus Alberto Guzman ... Mariachi
José Mario Rodríguez ... Mariachi (as Jose Mario Rodriguez)
Arturo Palacios ... Mariachi

Michael DeLorenzo ... Butch Mejia

Valente Rodriguez ... Chucho's Friend
Eddie Ayala ... Another Friend
Romeo Fabian ... Eddie (as Romeo René Fabián)
Bel Hernandez ... Eddie's Mom
Jeanette Jurado ... Rosie
David Salas ... The Original
Bill Mondragon ... The Original
Eric Mondragon ... The Original
Dennis Jimenez ... The Original
Alex Tanasi ... The Original

Seidy Lopez ... Lena, Chucho's Girlfriend
George Lopez Jr. ... Ballplayer #1
Moses Saldana ... Ballplayer #2

Brian Lally ... Officer

Ernie Lively ... Sergeant

Bart Johnson ... Young Officer

Jimmy Smits ... Jimmy

Peter Mark Vasquez ... Prison Guard

Scott Bakula ... David Ronconi

Lupe Ontiveros ... Irene
Ruben Sierra ... Gerardo

Mary Steenburgen ... Gloria

Willie C. Carpenter ... I.N.S. Guard

Elpidia Carrillo ... Isabel Magaña
Delana Michaels ... Judge

Enrique Castillo ... Memo 'Bill'
Pete Leal ... Old Man on Balcony

Valerie Wildman ... Sunny, Gloria's Friend

Michael Tomlinson ... Dr. McNally
Saachiko ... Nurse

Emilio Rivera ... Tamalito
Paul Robert Langdon ... Carlitos
Angelina Estrada ... Woman with Groceries

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Karen Gillespie

Bibi Besch ... Mrs. Gillespie

Bruce Gray ... Mr. Gillespie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Blanco ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Jaime H. Campos ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Marita De Leon ... Chucho's Neighbor (uncredited)

Arthur Senzy ... Border Patrol Guard (uncredited)

Del Zamora ... Hall Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregory Nava 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gregory Nava (written by) &
Anna Thomas (written by)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Nancy De Los Santos .... associate producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Laura Greenlee .... line producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Tom Luddy .... executive producer
Sergio Molina .... executive producer: Mexico
Anna Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark McKenzie (orchestral music score)
 
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman 
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Richardson 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Roger Mussenden 
 
Production Design by
Barry Robison 
 
Art Direction by
Adam Lustig (co-art director)
Tony Myers 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
 
Costume Design by
Tracy Tynan 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Diaz .... makeup designer
Corina C. Duran-Rabichuk .... key hair stylist (as Corina C. Duran)
Luis García .... assistant makeup artist (as Luis Garcia)
Jacklin Masteran .... hair designer
Cesar Quiroza .... tattoo designer
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
Mark Sanchez .... makeup supervisor
Maria Valdez .... assistant makeup artist
Jay Wejebe .... assistant makeup artist
Kentaro Yano .... assistant makeup artist (as Ken Yano)
 
Production Management
Kim Aubry .... post-production supervisor: American Zoetrope
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Beth DePatie .... production manager (as Beth De Patie)
Fredric S. Fuchs .... executive in charge of production
María Elena Mercado .... production manager: Mexico (as Maria Elena Mercado)
B.J. Rack .... executive in charge of production
Richard S. Wright .... production manager: river unit (as Richard Wright)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Demaine .... first assistant director (as Lisa Campbell)
Karen E. Frischmann .... second assistant director (as Karen Frischmann)
Kris Krengel .... first assistant director: river unit
Marla D. Saltzer .... second second assistant director (as Marla Saltzer)
Enrique Vargas Torres .... assistant director: Mexico (as Enrique Vargas)
 
Art Department
Marc Alexandre .... construction foreman
Aram Allan .... construction coordinator
Guy Belegaud .... carpenter
Craig Cisco .... carpenter
David L. Corrick .... carpenter (as David Corrick)
Ken Deubel III .... lead painter (as Ken Deubel)
Terry Deubel .... paint foreman
Mark Gantt .... set dresser (as Mark V. Gantt)
Bernard Griesz .... carpenter (as Bernard Grisez)
John Hamilton .... on-location painter (as Johnny Hamilton)
Thomas V. Johnson .... painter (as Thomas Johnson)
Carl Jones .... carpenter
Lisa Keller .... painter
Mark Knightley .... carpenter
Teusa Koiwai .... on-set dresser
Doug C. Lewis .... property master (as Douglas C. Lewis)
Brent David Mannon .... assistant props (as Brent D. Mannon)
Luis Monreal .... on-location painter
Kathleen Ann O'Loughlin .... painter (as Kathleen O'Loughlin)
Adam Pinkstaff .... set dresser (as Adam P. Pinkstaff)
Nicholas Radell .... carpenter (as Nick Radell)
Gabriela Robles .... art director: Mexico
Charlie Rodriguez .... on-location painter
Sally Romine .... painter
Christian Roy .... carpenter (as Chris Roy)
Mark Schouten .... carpenter
Rochelle Seldin .... set dresser
Laura Settlemier .... lead person (as Laura Settlemeier McIntyre)
Jeff Snyder .... set dresser
Patssi Valdez .... design consultant
Troy Myers .... set dresser (uncredited)
Christopher Patrick Nolan .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jose Araujo .... sound mixer
Tina Canny .... mix loader
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
David Frederick .... adr editor
David Frederick .... dialogue editor
Clare C. Freeman .... dialogue supervisor
Jim Fulmis .... sound mix engineer
Anton Herbert .... boom operator (as Anton A. Herbert)
Evelyn Hokanson .... adr recordist
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Jim Kallett .... mix recordist
James Ketcham .... stereo sound consultant: DTS (as Jim Ketcham)
Samuel Lehmer .... re-recording mixer
Rona Michele .... assistant sound editor
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Cheryl Nardi .... assistant sound editor
Hugo Noriega Valencia .... boom operator: Mexico (as Hugo Noriega)
Osman Posada .... cableman
Alex Stahl .... sound mix engineer
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound effects editor (as Ethan Van Der Ryn)
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Marian Wilde .... supervising sound editor
Steven Yeaw .... apprentice sound editor
Paul Cartledge .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Sean England .... sound transferer (uncredited)
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Gary Rydstrom .... additional sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... special effects coordinator: FTS EFX, Inc.
Robert Calvert .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David M. Garber .... digital optical effects (as David Garber)
Patrick Phillips .... visual effects
Olivier Sarda .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Laura Albert .... stunt double: river unit
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator: river unit
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Craig Bray .... stunts
John Cann .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunts
Randy Guiting .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Alexis Scher .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carroll Ballard .... cinematographer: River Crew
Mike Booth .... key grip: river crew
Martin Bosworth .... best boy electric
James L. Carter .... additional camera operator
Hector Chavez .... grip: Mexico
Pablo Manuel Chávez .... key grip: Mexico (as Pablo Chavez)
Humberto De Luna .... additional first assistant camera
John W. DeBlau .... electrician (as John De Blau II)
John W. DeBlau .... lighting design consultant (as John W. De Blau)
Glen Deitell .... first assistant camera
Tomas Dominguez .... grip: Mexico
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardener)
Wesley Groves .... video playback: Off Line
Wesley Groves .... video playback: On Time
Jan M. Heyneker .... key grip
Andreas Hutter .... second assistant camera
David Inman .... grip
Judy Irola .... cinematographer: second unit
Roman Jakobi .... electrician
Francis Kenny .... additional camera operator
Matthew Libatique .... camera loader
Stephen Lighthill .... additional camera operator
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
Dominic Napolitano .... additional first assistant camera
Eliza Putnam Parkerson .... grip (as Eliza Parkerson)
Osman Posada .... video assist operator
Terence Pratt .... assistant camera
Michael Joseph Reyes .... grip (as Michael Reyes)
Isidro Rosas .... second assistant camera: Mexico
Martin Schaer .... additional camera operator
Sandy Stanton .... best boy grip
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Antonio Uruñuela .... second assistant camera: Mexico
Kristen Wheeler .... electrician
Michael Grady .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Randi Hiller .... casting assistant
Dixie Webster .... extras casting (as Dixie Webster Davis)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vikki Barrett .... on-set costumer (as Vickie Brinkkord)
Carrie Bauer .... on-set costumer
Christine L. Cantella .... costumer (as Christine Cantella)
Tangi Crawford .... wardrobe supervisor
Jeanine M. Davis .... costumer (as Jeanine Davis)
Rudy Dillon .... assistant costume designer
Sabine Kelling .... on-set costumer
Shanna Knecht .... additional wardrobe supervisor (as Shana Knecht)
Denise Martinez .... costumer
Isis Mussenden .... additional costumes
Jaime Ortiz .... costumer: Mexico
 
Editorial Department
Ute Berthold .... assistant film editor
Rob Bonz .... post-production intern
Thomas Calderon .... assistant film editor
Anthony N. Dicovitsky .... dailies telecine
Heather Hughes .... assistant film editor
Melissa Kent .... additional film editor
Robert J. Lemos .... post-production assistant
Sandra Montiel .... assistant film editor
Barbara Riley .... negative cutter
Arthur Tostado .... color timer (as Art Tostado)
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Pedro Mata .... assistant location manager
Martha Pilcher .... location manager (as Martha Claire Pilcher)
 
Music Department
Pepe Avila .... composer: folklore music (as Pepe Avila)
Kevin Benson .... music supervisor
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Rolf Johnson .... music editor
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Gregg Nestor .... music preparation
Sharon Smith .... music editor
James D. Young .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
William R. Bain .... transportation co-captain
Robert Bress .... driver (as Robert A. Bress)
Mark Brown .... driver
Dennis Goble .... driver (as Dennis Hugh Goble)
Robert F. Hartman .... driver
Cory Huber .... driver
Kevin Jackson .... driver
Jeffrey Landis .... driver (as Jeff Landis)
Darryll Legendre .... driver
Michael McDuffee .... driver (as Mike McDuffee)
Antonio Molina .... transportation coordinator
Craig Williams .... transportation captain
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Andres .... set production assistant
Saudhi Batalla .... production assistant: Mexico
Jeff Behlendorf .... post-production auditor
Fahey Benton .... on-set medic
Candice D. Campos .... assistant production coordinator
Francis Ford Coppola .... presenter
Miguel Delgado .... choreographer
Kathy Edwards .... assistant accountant (as Kathy D. Edwards)
Will Evans .... production executive: Majestic
Anthony Figueroa .... production assistant
Consuela G. Flores Norte .... actor liaison (as Consuelo F. Norte)
Carla Fry .... production executive: New Line
Octavio Gaitan-Diaz .... production assistant
Pat Gonzalez .... craft service
Jill Gurr .... script supervisor
Julie Hansen .... production accountant
Irene Hernandez .... production assistant
Julie Huntsinger .... assistant: Tom Luddy
Kevin Hyman .... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc.
Ruth Jackson .... production executive: Majestic
Bill Kinder .... post facilities manager
Rick Kusnier .... set production assistant
Pearl A. Lucero .... production coordinator
José Antonio Macías .... assistant production coordinator: Mexico (as Jose Antonio Macias)
Barbara Martinez Jitner .... assistant: Gregory Nava (as Barbara Martinez-Jitner)
Patricia Mata .... production coordinator: Mexico
George Maxwell .... production assistant (as George C. Maxwell)
Gabriel Medina .... additional security
Leticia Mercado .... production assistant: Mexico
Lorenzo O'Brien .... translator: Spanish
Valerie Ozeta .... production assistant
Maggie Pope .... production executive: Majestic
Paul Prokop .... auditor: New Line
Maria Regan .... client services
Luis Reyes .... unit publicist
Nayeli Robles .... production assistant: Mexico
Rubén Rodríguez .... additional security (as Ruben Rodriguez)
Felipe Salazar .... production assistant
Ron Scott .... dailies timer
Burton Sharp .... loop group coordinator
Yalda Tehranian .... production executive
Javier Torres .... production assistant
Arthur Tostado .... laboratory liaison (as Art Tostado)
Derek Jan Vermaas .... assistant accountant
Conchita Villa .... production assistant
Tristan Whalley .... international marketing
Mark Wyman .... business affairs
Adalberto Álvarez .... production assistant (as Adalberto Alvarez)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Fernando Cubillas .... assistant: Edward James Olmos (uncredited)
Julie Randolph .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Zimmerman .... stand-in: Mr. Smits (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard Alatorre .... special thanks
Marie Eugenia Alma .... special thanks
Christopher Ball .... special thanks (as Chris Ball)
Karen Boccalero .... special thanks: Self Help Graphics (as Sister Karen Boccalero)
Greg Boyle .... special thanks: Jobs for a Future (as Father Greg Boyle)
Joel Castro .... special thanks
Chickie Corral .... special thanks
Joe Corral .... special thanks
Mary Pina Cruz Sr. .... special thanks
Jaime Cruz .... special thanks: Youth Gong Services
Nicholas Frangakis .... special thanks (as Nick Frangakis)
Maria Elena Gaitan .... special thanks
Angelina Garcia .... special thanks
A.P. Gonzales .... special thanks
Linda Griego .... special thanks: Rebuild L.A.
Diane Huffman .... special thanks
Fred Huffman .... special thanks
Richard W. Kopenhefer .... special thanks (as Rick Kopenhefer)
Ralph Lardizabal .... special thanks
Peter Loucto .... special thanks: Musco America
Diane Marin .... special thanks
Bill Martinez .... special thanks: Youth Gong Services
Michella Mayorga .... special thanks
Gloria Molina .... special thanks
Ellen Moranski .... special thanks
Alex Nogales .... special thanks: The National Hispanic Media Association
Marusa Reyes .... special thanks: Arrabal & Compania
Raquela Rios .... special thanks (as Roquella Rios)
Erlinda Robles .... special thanks
Valentine Robles .... special thanks
Jose Luis Ruiz .... special thanks: The National Latino Communications Center
Catherine Schindler .... special thanks
Barbet Schroeder .... special thanks
Alan Sharp .... special thanks
Cathy Spanberger .... special thanks
Lilly Tejadilla .... special thanks
Sergio Tejadilla .... special thanks
Angie Teran .... special thanks
Ismael 'Smiley' Terreira .... special thanks: Youth Gong Services
Frank Trejo .... special thanks: Youth Gong Services
William Tyrer .... special thanks (as Will Tyrer)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language, some graphic violence and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
128 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jacob Vargas, and Lupe Ontiveros later worked together again in the autobiography of the late Tejano singer Selena.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Maria:[Maria, stunned at Toni's insistence that Jimmy marry Isabel and Toni's audacity] You young people-! You think that you know everything. That nobody's ever lived before you. Don't you think that *I* know how it feels to be picked up by La Migra and sent away? Without ever seeing *my* family? Without ever knowing what will happen? Do you want to teach *me* something about survival...See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "I Love Lucy" (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Que rico el mamboSee more »

FAQ

I would like to know what kind of car it is that Chucho has?? The red one
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Emotional roller coaster..., 29 September 1998

I really enjoyed this movie. If you know anything about Mexican culture, it should really make you laugh! Of course, it also has its moments of tragedy but somehow everything ends up being okay. I liked it! It's definitely a movie that makes you feel!

Esai Morales, Chucho, does an excellent job! I think it's some of the best acting I've ever seen him do.

I hope you see it!

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