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Highway Patrolman (1991)

El patrullero (original title)
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 »

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Pedro
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Maribel
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ...
Griselda
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Sargento Barreras
Malena Doria ...
Abuela
Towi Islas ...
Emilio
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Comandante Navarro
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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
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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>

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28 December 1991 (Mexico)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Cumbia 410
Composed by Lucía Álvarez
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great film
24 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

the best alex cox film i've seen since sid and nancy, having been disappointed by death and the compass, and less disappointed by three businessmen. one to watch! great soundtrack too.

WHERE WAS EL PATRULLERO SHOT?

In Mexico City and on location all over northern Mexico. We began in Parras, Coahuila, which - by complete coincidence - was the town where Peckinpah filmed THE WILD BUNCH. We traveled west through the desert to El Chocolate, Torreon, Gomez Palacio, and Mapimi; thence to Durango and the surrounding hills; and down to Sombrerete in Zacatecas, and the Desierto de los Organos. Superb locations, but we were only scratching the surface -- as I learned later, directing DEATH & THE COMPAS and acting for Arturo Ripstein in LA REINA DE LA NOCHE and for Luis Estradda in LA LEY DE HERODES, Mexico is the most visually stimulating place on earth.


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