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Beyond Borders (2003)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  24 October 2003 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In A Place She Didn't Belong, Among People She Never Knew, She Found A Way To Make A Difference. 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)


$66,237 (Brazil) (26 March 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Keelan Anthony was made up to look emaciated through digital effects when playing Jojo in the fundraiser scene. 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 »


How Much Do You Love Me
Written by Son Thoeung
Performed by Suorn Chantha
Courtesy of Chlangden Production and Son Thoeung
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An inspiring, yet heart-breaking film, worthy of being called a real tribute to relief workers and others around the world who try to help others in seemingly hopeless situations and places...
29 May 2004 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a great film! How anyone else can say otherwise is beyond me... I think it is a fine tribute to relief workers and others around the world who both in the present and in the past have risked their lives (and I am sure many a time their sanity) trying to lend a hand in hopeless, horrible places and situations (where people are starving to death, or are displaced because of war, or are dying of preventative diseases, etc. etc. etc.) Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen are spectacular, and portray very well the constant obstacles and risks involved with just SIMPLY TRYING TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD (whether it be trying to acquire funding from rich and powerful people and countries, or having to negotiate with warlords and governments just to get supplies through, etc., etc.). The movie is never "over-the-top" or "unrealistic" and stays very grounded and real throughout the whole thing. ABSOLUTELY A "10" ON ANY SCALE!

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