Born in East L.A.
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"Without the drugs or Tommy Chong, Marin still have something to offer."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Surprisingly pleasant, warm comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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