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

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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 ... See full summary »

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Pedro
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Anibal
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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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De Torreon a Lerdo
Composed by Pioquinto Gonzalez
Performed by Jose Diaz y sus Morenos
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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!


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