Born in East L.A. (1987)
R
85 min | Comedy

When an L.A. born American citizen is mistaken for a Mexican illegal alien and deported to Mexico, he has to do everything he can to get across the border.
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Cinematographer
Álex Phillips Jr. (as Alex Phillips)
Casting Director
Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry)
Production Designer
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Release date
Aug 21, 1987 (United States)
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63 cast members
Name Known for
Kamala Lopez
Dolores Dolores   See fewer
Jan-Michael Vincent
McCalister (as Jan Michael Vincent) McCalister (as Jan Michael Vincent)   See fewer
Lupe Ontiveros
Rudy's Mother Rudy's Mother   See fewer
Urbanie Lucero
Rudy's Sister Rudy's Sister   See fewer
Chastity Ayala
Rudy's Niece Rudy's Niece   See fewer
David Perez
Rudy's Nephew Rudy's Nephew   See fewer
Neith Hunter
Marcie Marcie   See fewer
Larry Blackmon
Slick Dude Slick Dude   See fewer
Geoffrey Rivas
Immigration Aide (as Geoff Rivas) Immigration Aide (as Geoff Rivas)   See fewer
Eddie Barth
Lester Lester   See fewer
David Yanez
Altar Boy Altar Boy   See fewer
Bret Chafe
Immigration Man Immigration Man   See fewer
McKeiver Jones III
Immigration Man Immigration Man   See fewer
Terrence Evans
Immigration Officer Immigration Officer   See fewer
Eloy Casados
Thug #1 Thug #1   See fewer
Mike Moroff
Thug #2 Thug #2   See fewer
Alex Garza
Jail Sergeant Jail Sergeant   See fewer
George Garvin
Doorman Doorman   See fewer
Jim Perine
Tourist Tourist   See fewer
Alma Martinez
Gloria Gloria   See fewer
Ruben Guevara
Miguel Miguel   See fewer
Sam Allen
Customs Officer Customs Officer   See fewer
Diana Bellamy
Harry's Wife Harry's Wife   See fewer
John Villella
Customs Agent Customs Agent   See fewer
Doug Ingold
Customs Agent Customs Agent   See fewer
Mark Istratoff
Customs Agent Customs Agent   See fewer
Robert Masseria
Customs Agent Customs Agent   See fewer
Ronald G. Joseph
Tattoo Prisoner Tattoo Prisoner   See fewer
Josh Cruze
Jail Truck Driver Jail Truck Driver   See fewer
Noble Willingham
Border Patrol Sergeant Border Patrol Sergeant   See fewer
Randal Patrick
Border Patrol Officer Border Patrol Officer   See fewer
Ernest Harden Jr.
Border Patrol Officer Border Patrol Officer   See fewer
Vic Trevino
Patrol Patrol Officer Patrol Patrol Officer   See fewer
Sal Lopez
What's Happening Boys What's Happening Boys   See fewer
Del Zamora
What's Happening Boys What's Happening Boys   See fewer
Ted Lin
What's Happening Boys What's Happening Boys   See fewer
Jason Scott Lee
What's Happening Boys What's Happening Boys   See fewer
Jee Teo
What's Happening Boys What's Happening Boys   See fewer
Mark L. Taylor
TV Evangelist TV Evangelist   See fewer
Dyana Ortelli
Mother with Oranges Mother with Oranges   See fewer
Humberto Ortiz
Boy with Orange Boy with Orange   See fewer
Daniel Valdez
Norteno Trio Norteno Trio   See fewer
David Silva
Norteno Trio Norteno Trio   See fewer
Steve Jordan
Norteno Trio Norteno Trio   See fewer
Austin Cortez Tobar
Bar Customer Bar Customer   See fewer
Cesar Dominguez
Bar Customer Bar Customer   See fewer
Richard Kennedy
German Man (as R.D. Kennedy) German Man (as R.D. Kennedy)   See fewer
Lilyan Chauvin
German Woman German Woman   See fewer
Ernesto Hernández
Fernando (as Ernesto Hernandez) Fernando (as Ernesto Hernandez)   See fewer
Ángela Moya
Mexican Wife (as Angela Moya) Mexican Wife (as Angela Moya)   See fewer
Jorge Andrés Fernández
Mexican Husband (as Jorge Andres Fernandez) Mexican Husband (as Jorge Andres Fernandez)   See fewer
David Selburg
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
Sam Vlahos
Father Sanchez Father Sanchez   See fewer
Kevin Deon
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandra Salgado
Parade dancer (uncredited) Parade dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Carol Stoddard
Streetwalker (uncredited) Streetwalker (uncredited)   See fewer
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