The story of a Mexican man who crosses the border illegally into the U.S. in order to find work to better support his family.
Edward James Olmos has a cameo role, credited as "1st drunk."
Alambrista! opened October 16, 1977.
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- Alambrista! marked the first time Edward James Olmos worked with director Robert M. Young.
- The film is alternatively titled The Illegal
- Cannes Film Festival: Robert M. Young won the Golden Camera award
- Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival: Robert M. Young and Alambrista! tied with two other films for the Interfilm Award
- San Sebastian International Film Festival: Robert M. Young won the Golden Seashell and OCIC awards