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My Family (1995)

R | | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA)
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A man makes his way from Mexico to L.A. in the 1920s, gets married and raises a big family there. The movie follows the children until they, too, get married and have children in the 1960s.

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Gregory Nava
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Paco
Rafael Cortes Rafael Cortes ... Roberto (as Rafael Cortes)
Ivette Reina Ivette Reina ... Trini
Amelia Zapata Amelia Zapata ... Roberto's Girlfriend
Jacob Vargas ... Young Jose
Emilio Del Haro Emilio Del Haro ... Oxcart Driver
Abel Woolrich Abel Woolrich ... Oxcart Driver
León Singer ... El Californio (as Leon Singer)
Rosalee Mayeux ... Maria's Employer
Jennifer Lopez ... Young Maria
Alicia del Lago Alicia del Lago ... Maria's Aunt
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... The Boatman (as Thomas Rosales)
Anthony Gonzalez Anthony Gonzalez ... Baby Paco
Michael Gonzalez Michael Gonzalez ... Little Paco
Esai Morales ... Chucho
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Storyline

This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs. Jose and Maria, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930s. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho, Paco, Memo, Irene, Toni, and Jimmy deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the 1950s. As the second generation become adults in the 1960s, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Isabel (a Salvadorian refugee), their son, and Jimmy's journey to becoming a responsible parent. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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f rated | prison | hood | marriage | 1950s | See All (32) »

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Three generations of dreams. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some graphic violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cafe con leche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,164,840, 7 May 1995

Gross USA:

$11,079,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,079,373
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The final scene is duplicated shot-for-shot from the final scene of The World of Apu (1959). See more »

Goofs

When Isabella is at the Sanchez home, we see a medium shot of Paco with a bowl of popcorn, and Memo. In front of them is a tray of taquitos. But a minute or two later, Irene brings out the same tray and sets it down on the coffee table in front of them. See more »

Quotes

Paco: It was late when Jimmy got home from all the shit he had to do.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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One Summer Night
Written by Danny Webb
Performed by All-4-One
Published by PSO Limited
Courtesy of Blitzer-Atlantic Records
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Liked it, will film a part 2
10 April 2012 | by dgraci20See all my reviews

This one hit close to home with me, especially with the characters. Chucho is a fun character that seemed to just be chased by bad luck, and some Hispanics, especially the older ones, are extremely superstitious. But it was funny how close the Chucho character was to the character that same actor played on "La Bamba." And Jimmy... well, that character brings so many memories of one of my cousins life... who has been in and out of prison... he's crude, rude, and can be ruthless, but will help you any way he can, especially if you're family. As a filmmaker, I'm hoping to bring a non-integrated part 2 to this, but the background of the adventure of my lineage is exciting on both father and mother's side. It'll be filled with the unexplained, the pain and drama, Spanish royal connections, and treasure.... which still remains hidden to this day.


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