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

  • SKU: 4881168
  • Release Date: 01/07/2003
  • Rating: R
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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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      In this day and age, still a great movie

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      insomniak1
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      Because I had not seen this movie in more than 2 decades, I had a certain "picture" in my mind. I guess because of the ongoing climate in immigration at this time, some, including myself, may be a bit sensitive to the subject matter (both pro and against). Being Latino, I still was able to find it very funny and in some distant way, relatable although I never had gone through such thing, but heard the stories. Plus, it's been a while I haven't heard "Cholo" speak as it pretty much gone away.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Born in East L.A. is hilarious

      Posted
      carsonccc
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      Born in East L.A. will always be a classic comedy, and it was great to be able to watch it again on DVD. I definitely recommend for anyone who is a fan of the comedy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Gem

      Posted
      WR777
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      Not too many people know about this movie. Its really good for a few laughs!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      CLASSIC!

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      Richard
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      This movie takes me back to when I was growing up. Cheech at his best!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Hispanic movie!

      Posted
      LoveBoatCaptain
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      A must have in any movie collection. Only wish it was available on iTunes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DVD

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      Dave
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      The DVD born in East LA like Cheech Martin it's an excellent movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very funny!

      Posted
      WhoopWhoop
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      One of Cheech's many movies that I enjoy watching over and over again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Cheech

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      John
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      Love this movie. Classic Cheech humor. Good lazy day movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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