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My Family (1995)

R | | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA)
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A man makes his way from Mexico to L.A. in the 1920s, gets married and raises a big family there. The movie follows the children until they, too, get married and have children in the 1960s.

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Gregory Nava
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Cast

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

This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs. Jose and Maria, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930s. 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 1950s. As the second generation become adults in the 1960s, 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. See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cafe con leche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,079,373
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The final scene is duplicated shot-for-shot from the final scene of Apur Sansar (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

Jose: Maria, we've had a good life. We've been very lucky.
Maria: It would have been even better if...
Jose: No Maria, don't say it. Don't even say it. It is wrong to wish for too much in this life. God has been good to us. We've been very lucky. And our life have been very, very good.
Maria: You're right. We've had a very, good life
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

El Rey
Written and Performed by José Alfredo Jiménez (as Jose Alfredo Jimenez)
Published by BMG Music Mexico
Courtesy of BMG Records
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Family importance
15 November 2000 | by imdb-646See all my reviews

This is a wonderful and moving picture. Even the hardest person will shed a tear. Edward James Olmos is a great narrator. The accents are great, as well as the multi-lingual conversations.


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