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Born in East L.A.

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:August 21, 1987
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Daniel Stern, Kamala Lopez-Dawson, Jan-Michael Vincent
Director:Cheech Marin
Producer:Peter Macgregor-Scott
Writer:Cheech Marin
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: Richard Cheech Marin, of Cheech & Chong fame, directed and starred in Born in East L.A.. Inspired by Marin's music-video parody of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, the film casts Cheech as an East Los Angeles repairman. While paying a visit to a sweatshop toy factory, Cheech is caught in the middle when the feds raid the place and cart off all the illegal alien workers. Since he's forgotten to bring his own i.d., Cheech is also shipped off to Mexico-where, having next to no knowledge of the Spanish tongue, he's virtually helpless. Desperate, he takes a job with crooked Tijuana saloon owner Daniel Stern-the first of many make-do jobs that he assumes to earn enough money to return home. Along the way, he falls in love with El Salvadorian girl Kamala Lopez, whose English is as fractured as Cheech's Spanish.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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