MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 630 this week

Highway Patrolman (1991)
"El patrullero" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 427 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 9 critic

An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Oct 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Highway Patrolman (1991)

Highway Patrolman (1991) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Highway Patrolman.
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie 1990)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, in music videos directed by established directors.

Directors: Percy Adlon, David Byrne, and 17 more credits »
Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Bono, David Byrne
Scarred (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity.

Director: Rosemarie Turko
Stars: Jennifer Mayo, Jackie Berryman, David Dean
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Miguel Sandoval, Robert Wisdom, Alex Cox
Hoogste tijd (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Old entertainer gets a last chance to play a serious role.

Director: Frans Weisz
Stars: Rijk de Gooyer, Josse De Pauw, Kitty Courbois
Human Highway (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare ... See full summary »

Directors: Dean Stockwell, Neil Young
Stars: Neil Young, Russ Tamblyn, Dean Stockwell
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Anne Parillaud, William Baldwin, Lisanne Falk
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (TV Movie 1999)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A profile and history of film director Akira Kurosawa.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Mike Hodges
A Hard Look (TV Movie 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Documentary about the Emmanuelle movies, looking at their making as well as their social and cultural impact.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Alex Cox, Sylvia Kristel, Laura Gemser
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Greg Alarcon, Christine Burton, Alex Cox
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Neil Young
Stars: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills
Cuentos de Borges (TV Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Peter Boyle, Antonio Banderas, Judith Godrèche
When Pigs Fly (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Sara Driver
Stars: Alfred Molina, Marianne Faithfull, Rachael Bella
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pedro
...
Anibal
...
Maribel
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ...
Griselda
...
Sargento Barreras
Malena Doria ...
Abuela
Towi Islas ...
Emilio
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Comandante Navarro
...
Comandante Sanchez
Jorge Russek ...
Sr. Mateos
Ana Bertha Espín ...
Sra. Sánchez
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Sr. Rojas
Maricruz Nájera ...
Sra. Rojas
Adyari Cházaro ...
Isabel (as Adjari Cházaro)
Carlos Álvarez ...
Luis
Edit

Storyline

An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick courtship, his taking of bribes ("la mordida"), and his slow exposure to drug smuggling. Rojas re-forms his idealism as youthful naivete gives way to an adult's complicated choices. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

28 December 1991 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Highway Patrolman  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features RoboCop 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Cumbia 410
Composed by Lucía Álvarez
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Film
14 May 1999 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. Especially the acting by the guy who played the policeman Rojas is great. This is not an action movie and this is good so. Its a very critical movie.

The corrupt social life in Mexico becomes very transparent through the figure of Rojas, who shifts between adjusting to the system (becoming a corrupt policeman) and holding to his ideals (helping the poor). Brilliant is also his almost parodical performance of "policeman machismo".

See this movie. It's worth it!


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
North American DVD release? burningpit
Review mob61uk
Discuss Highway Patrolman (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?