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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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


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)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in five months over three continents. There were delays due to fog and heavy rain, but the foreign extras regaled the crew with an impromptu song and dance number. See more »


When the police van drives the Ethiopian boy to the airport in England, they drive past an Air Transat jet. The scene takes place in 1984, while Air Transat made its inaugural flight on 14 November 1987. 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 »


Featured in Six Feet Under: The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) See more »


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Gritty, real, and yet not preachy
25 October 2003 | by (san rafael, california) – See all my reviews

I think they did a magnificent job of showing the stark, gritty, in-your-face reality of life for many people in our world. It wasn't glorified, it wasn't scandalized, there were no quick fixes. Just people struggling to help the handful they can. This is what it's really like.

In addition, the way the arms-smuggling angle was covered was also very deftly handled. It wasn't condoned, the problems, the reasons, the advantages and the consequences were all demonstrated. But at the end of it all the viewer is simply left with the question "so what do you do?"... they sure weren't going to hand over a half-digested pat answer.

Every so often a movie comes along that shows us how "the other half lives", movies like The City of Joy, Baraka, Salaam Bombay. I'd put Beyond Borders in that category. Perhaps not quite as brutally true-to-life as the former, but I think the love-story aspect may pull in some viewers that would otherwise not go anywhere near such sights, and that, I think, is a very good thing.

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