Video/Film , DVD in English , Spanish

¡Alambrista! : The illegal

written by Robert M. Young ; executive producer, Barbara Schultz ; produced by Michael Hausman, Irwin Young ; directed by Robert M. Young ; Bobwin Associates, Inc.
  • [New York] : Criterion Collection, ©2012.
  • Director approved DVD special ed.
  • 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 insert.
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo.
Also known as
  • Illegal
  • Director of photography, Robert M. Young ; film editor, Edward Beyer ; art director, Lilly Kilvert ; music composed and adapted by José B. Cuellar ... [et al.] ; editor, Norman Buckley.
  • Cast: Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillin, Ned Beatty, Jerry Hardin, Julius Harris.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Social problem films.
  • Social problem films.
  • Fiction films.
  • A farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on the subject is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work.
Other information
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977.
  • Special features: Audio commentary featuring director Robert M. Young and Michael Hausman; New interview with actor Edward James Olmos (Stand and deliver); Children of the Fields, a 1973 short documentary by Young, plus new interview; Trailer; Booklet featuring an essay by film historian Charles Ramirez-Berg.
  • Rating: Not rated.
  • Language: In English and Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Publisher's number
  • CC1927D The Criterion Collection
  • 609 Criterion Collection
  • 9781604653144
  • 1604653140
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515061810
  • OCLC: 783636943
  • OCLC: 783636943