MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,658 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 421 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

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 300 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 432 titles
created 21 Jan 2012
 
a list of 6 titles
created 05 Nov 2012
 
a list of 93 titles
created 2 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... 

Sid and Nancy (1986)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman
Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie 1990)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Ramírez Suárez
Stars: Bruno Bichir, Lorraine Pilkington, Jesús Ochoa
Documentary | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On October 12th 1978 New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a 20 year-old woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was dressed in her underwear and had bled to ... See full summary »

Director: Alan G. Parker
Stars: Viviane Albertine, George Ancock, Sophie Boyes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Pedro Costa
Stars: Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte
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
Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku (TV Series 2002)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Sadao Abe, Robert Baldwin
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
Rambler '65 (1997)
Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Hoping to hear his own song over the radio of his 1965 Rambler, Ben Vaughn tries to record an album in the car while his friend Bob is trying to repair it.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Ben Vaughn, Jeff Bergquist, Jerry Blavat
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 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
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

Tema 'Noticiero del Norte'
Composed by Phillip Miller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


7 of 7 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:
?