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Border Radio (1987)

 -  Drama  -  November 1987 (USA)
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Three musicians take money that is owed to them from a job and flee to Mexico.

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Three musicians take money that is owed to them from a job and flee to Mexico.

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Jeff Bailey. His wife wants him back. His band wants him on stage. Some thugs want his head. ...He wants another beer.

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Graniczne radio  »

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This picture represents one of a handful of films released during the 1980s that had the word Border forming part of the title and examining immigration across the Mexico-USA border, many dealing with issues relating to corruption, profiteering, border protection and illegal immigration. The movies included The Border (1982), Borderline (1980), Border Heat (aka Deadly Stranger (1990)), Border Radio (1987) and Border Cop (1980) (aka aka The Blood Barrier aka The Border aka The Border, USA). See more »

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References Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) See more »

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That's What Dreams Are For
Performed by Green On Red
From the album "Gas Food Lodging" (1985)
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"Historical document," my foot
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie for the first time tonight, and I loved it. It is beautifully shot with some great performances. It's funny, dark, and real. The music is great. As for the film being a "historical document," it does encapsulate part of the L.A. music scene in the '80s, but the movie is actually pretty timeless and still stands up today without ever seeming like a caricature of the times. This is one of the finest low-budget indie films I have seen. It really doesn't even need to be qualified that way. It is just an enjoyable film that works. Chris D.'s performance is especially poignant and Luanna Anders is perfect. If you love L.A., punk, or just a good story, see this film.


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