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Beyond Borders (2003)

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Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Bauford
Elliott Hauser
Lawrence Bauford
Mrs. Bauford
Philip (as Johnathan Higgins)
John Gausden ...
Jimmy Bauford
Isabelle Horler ...
Anna Bauford
Iain Lee ...
Master of Ceremonies
Keelan Anthony ...
Kalyane Tea ...
Steiger's Girlfriend


Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

american | border | africa | doctor | well | See All (226) »


Where hope survives. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and war-related violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Sem Fronteiras  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,076,402 (USA) (24 October 2003)


$4,426,297 (USA) (21 November 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the movie that inspired its lead actress Angelina Jolie to become interested and active in third world aid and relief work causes. See more »


There are two scenes where helicopters are used: in Cambodia when 'Vietnamese' helicopters pass overhead and on the Chechnyan border. Both of these scenes were US-made Bell helicopters, the UH-1 Huey. It would be more factual to use Russian-made helicopters in these instances, particularly in Cambodia. See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Jordan: I wonder, do we all know where we belong? And if we do, in our hearts, why do we so often do nothing about it? There must be more to this life, a purpose for us all, a place to belong. You were my home. I knew from the moment I met you, that night, so many years ago.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to all relief workers and the millions of people who are victims of war and persecution. They continue to inspire us all with their courage and will to survive. See more »


References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


All I Want
Written and Performed by Peter Beckett and Steve Plunkett
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15 July 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was absolutely amazed by this film. It has changed my entire perspective on life. After seeing this I want to smack myself for every time that I've ever complained. Ever been depressed. Ever "suffered". I am very disappointed that Beyond Borders was not released in cinemas in my country, and did not do well worldwide. I think it could touch so many more lives like it did my own. I am so much more grateful for what I and everyone else in the Western world have/has. We have very little to worry and stress about. Our lives are so trivial and we need to understand just how lucky we are. On top of it being an amazingly meaningful movie, it has a very well developed storyline with excellent acting by both Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen and everyone else.

Please see this movie. It is wonderful and breathtaking and emotional and heartwarming and covers almost every other feeling you could have.

And if you are one of the people brave enough to do something about the situations discussed in the movie, I thank you so much, from one human to another.

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