Born in East L.A. (1987)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“If you want to be cool, first you pull your headband into the cool position. then you just lean back, put this hand in your pocket and then you wave this hand behind you like you just cut one and your trying to shoo away the stinch. ” – Rudy

Number of Times Seen – At least twice (Cable in the 80’s and 24 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – An American citizen gets mistaken for being an illegal alien and is deported to Mexico which forces him to try and find a way back home.

Bottom Line – Hilarious premise that works quite well.  Cheech Marin is perfect n this role and makes things quite believable. The way that the story unfolds is quite believable since the comedy of errors that occur all seem quite plausible by the way they are presented.  Paul Rodriguez steals every scene that he is in because he is hilarious in this role. The 90 minute runtime is perfect for this kind of story.  Marin also wrote and directed this film and it’s easy to see that the story is quite dear to his heart.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Contrary to popular belief, the picture of Jesus Christ in Rudy’s house is not Tommy Chong. Chong turned down an offer to cameo in the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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  1. Pingback: Temporal Top Ten – 1987 | MovieRob

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