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Born in East L.A. (1987)

R
85 min | Comedy

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.
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Álex Phillips Jr. (as Alex Phillips)
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Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry)
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$ 17,355,263
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Release date
Aug 21, 1987 (United States)
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Geoffrey Rivas
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Eddie Barth
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David Yanez
Altar Boy Altar Boy   See fewer
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Bret Chafe
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McKeiver Jones III
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Richard Kennedy
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Mexican Wife (as Angela Moya) Mexican Wife (as Angela Moya)   See fewer
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Mexican Husband (as Jorge Andres Fernandez) Mexican Husband (as Jorge Andres Fernandez)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 4,849 votes