Born in East L.A. [DVD] [1987]

Cheech Marin directs himself in the comedy Born in East L.A., which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making it difficult to recommend this Universal release to anyone who is not already a fan of Cheech Marin or a genre enthusiast.
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Rating 4.85 out of 5 stars.
4.9
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Born in East L.A.
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Cheech Marin
    Cheech Marin - Rudy Robles
  • Paul Rodriguez
    Paul Rodriguez - Javier
  • Daniel Stern
    Daniel Stern - Jimmy
  • Kamala Lopez
    Kamala Lopez - Dolores
  • Jan-Michael Vincent
    Jan-Michael Vincent - McCalister

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100%of customers recommend this product.

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