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The Gatekeeper (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  1 March 2002 (USA)
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Credited cast:
John Carlos Frey ...
Adam Fields
Michelle Agnew ...
Eva Ramirez
Vance Johnson
Joe Pascual ...
Peter Randolph
Jack Green
Jennifer McGregory
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Eduardo Gonzalez ...
Drug Boss
Juan R. Gonzalez ...
Jorje munuz
Border Patrol Agent
FBI Agent #2
Del Toro ...


Adam Fields is a rage-filled U.S. Border Patrol Agent who often crosses the line in his job. A member of a vigilante group, Fields decides to go undercover with a hidden camera and cross with a group of undocumented immigrants. His plan goes awry, however, when the group is forced to work for a drug ring. Suddenly, Fields realizes that he has more in common with the migrants and their search for home, family and freedom than he thought. Written by <>

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1 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$309,941 (USA) (7 May 2004)

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16 August 2003 | by (Tempe, AZ) – See all my reviews

I hardly ever say this, but this is a very, very bad movie. I gave it a one...I don't think I'd ever rated a movie a one, out of dozens of movies I've rated. For starters, the portrayals are COMPLETELY inaccurate. I grew up in a border town in Mexico (before eventually moving to the border town in the U.S.), and this is not even close to reality. Sure, movies are not reality, but this movie also has no point, no real story, horrendous acting, and, the worst aspect of the movie, an awful script. Every line is not only full of cheese, but it actually doesn't mean anything (to the movie or to real life). Please, if you ever see this movie, do not even begin to consider the possibility of getting anything informative out of it. I really dislike bashing someone, but I can't help to think how in the world this guy got to make this movie and, worst of all, release it nationwide. Again, portrayals of ALL people (not only Mexicans) and individual characters are especially unjust. I actually went into the theatre with a positive attitude and favorable expectations, so if it would've been something in-the-middle, I would've given you the benefit of the doubt, but the truth is that, *gulp*, this is the worst movie I recall watching.

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