My father and I saw this in theaters when it first came out. How fortuitous that it now has a Blu Ray release, as my father just moved in with us. My father was deported by accident three times in his life (teen years, in the 1980s, and just a few years ago). His adult years, he didn't have his wallet with him, so no ID during a Border Patrol checkpoint.
We had a family night just a few days ago, to show my adult sons who had never heard of this. We all had a great time watching this.
I loved the extras included. I watched those by myself, and I firmly believe that Cheech Marin is seriously underrated. Daniel Stern was fantastic as the ex-pat living in TJ.
Probably most might find this film outdated, or maybe good to watch on Prime Video, but for those of us who are Mexican and on the right side of the border (legally, thank you), this is a welcome addition to our family collection.
This is, by far, the best movie that Cheech Marin has starred in. A departure from his numerous drug centered movies, it has a great story line with good characters. There are a number of interesting sub-plots. The language is unnecessarily off color and I think the movie could have a broader audience if it had been toned down a little.
I love this movie, ever since I saw it as a kid in the 80s. A couple of caveats about this DVD version: It has 2 formats, wide screen and the "fit to your tv" one. It is the shorter version they played on TV, in both formats. There are no extra deleted scenes, or longer cut options. It comes with 3 audio tracks, English Spanish and French. Although ironically the Spanish version takes away from part of the story line. Since no one is speaking English all the language related jokes are gone. They really should have left cheech and sterns characters speaking English, to help highlight both "fish out of water' they are both feeling. Daniel Stern's character is a much a "gringo" as Cheech Marin's character is, thats the funny part. despite being a mexican-american, Rudy is much more American and has more in common with Jimmy then anyone else. And Kamala Lopez (Dolores) does a wonderful job as the sweet innocent hardworking girl with big dreams to come to the USA.
love this movie, one of my favorites. arrived on time, great price. it's a comedy - it may hit a few nerves with some people. It does stereotype Mexicans, which is hilarious to me because I can relate and the characters remind of people I know in real life! I am Mexican-American and can relate to the humor in this movie, but it's not just for Mexican' s my "gringo" friends liked it too and thought it was funny! it's in English and the few words in Spanish are translated. you want a good laugh? watch this movie.
A classic comedy, kinda goofy, may be considered a bit "Politically Incorrect" for today's standards, but in my opinion that is what comedy is all about. It's not a movie you can take seriously, just sit back and enjoy. Cheech Marin does a great job!
I just got this in the mail a couple days ago, popped it in and had some laughs. I enjoyed it and it will be in my growing cheech & chong movie collection. Happy with the price i paid and happy with amazon prime. If you like cheech & chong movies i suggest buying this one. Only paid 5 dollars.