Born in East L.A.

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Born in East L.A. ★★ 1987 (R)

Marin brings his Bruce Springsteen-parody song to life as he plays a mistakenly deported illegal alien who struggles to return to the U.S. Suprisingly resolute effort by the usually self-exploiting Mexican-American. Stern is the American expatriate who helps him get back and Lopez is the love interest who stalls him. 85m/C VHS, DVD . Richard “Cheech” Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Jan-Michael Vincent, Kamala Lopez, Tony Plana, Vic Trevino, A. Martinez; D: Richard “Cheech” Marin; W: Richard “Cheech” Marin; C: Alex Phillips Jr.; M: Lee Holdridge.