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On the Border (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  19 November 1998 (USA)
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Jake Barnes is a security guard in a Texas border town bank. His boss asks him to spy on his sexy wife, that Jake is having an affair with. When he meets Danish girl Kristen, he gets caught up in a plot to steal millions of dollars of laundry money. Jake is caught between two women who want to become his partner in the theft. When the time comes for the robbery, a furious gun battle ensues that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake Barnes
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Barry Montana
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Ed
Rochelle Swanson ...
Rosalita
Camilla Overbye Roos ...
Kristen
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Herman
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Sherree
Bentley Mitchum ...
Sykes
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Phil
Bridget Wilkes ...
Bank Hostage
Gina Angela Ritchie ...
Annie (as Angela Ritchie)
Elizabeth Bradley ...
Mexican Street Hooker
Bill Stuart ...
Customs Officer
Valentin Sandoval ...
Illegal Mexican Man
Alma Nava ...
Illegal Mexican Woman
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Storyline

Jake Barnes is a security guard in a Texas border town bank. His boss asks him to spy on his sexy wife, that Jake is having an affair with. When he meets Danish girl Kristen, he gets caught up in a plot to steal millions of dollars of laundry money. Jake is caught between two women who want to become his partner in the theft. When the time comes for the robbery, a furious gun battle ensues that follows cross after double-cross... Written by Anonymous

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A bank robbery to die for.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sex and language | See all certifications »
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19 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Coyote Rain  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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When Herman gets out of the car at the end of the movie, the boom mic can be seen reflected in the door's window. See more »

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Hole In My Soul
Written by John Bishop
Performed by John Bishop
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The sum is much, much less than the total of its parts.
14 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My tolerance for shlocky direction was overwhelmed by some of the choices in this could-be-really-good time-waster.

When the "romantic" intervals were of a nature to take me out of the story and into "How-and-why-did-the-movie-maker-do-/that/?" mode, you got to figure something is missing in there; restraint and tastefulness, I think.

Brian Brown is a capable, empathetic actor - usually. I think he didn't like the project or the people, and it shows. I don't remember anything the other guy did. Can't even picture his face.

On the other hand, it doesn't have to be any good to be entertaining; some of the vignettes and twists are fun and even ingenious.

I watched this movie ($2.00 purchase at the vid rental place) against the advice of the screenwriter; I understand he was tempted to remove his name from the credits. Matter of pride, I bet.


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