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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
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Lenora
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Vance Johnson
Joe Pascual ...
Jose
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Peter Randolph
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Jack Green
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Jennifer McGregory
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Coyote
Juan Eduardo Gonzalez ...
Drug Boss
Juan R. Gonzalez ...
Carlos
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Jorje munuz
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Border Patrol Agent
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FBI Agent #2
Del Toro ...
Coyote
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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 <gatekeeperfilm@aol.com>

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Rated R for language, violence including a rape, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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1 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$4,027 (USA) (18 July 2003)

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$309,941 (USA) (7 May 2004)
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The Art Department built such a convincing Meth Lab for the film the local police raided it, thinking it was real. See more »

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Immigration Reform
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although this engrossing film was, apparently, produced on a limited budget, John Carlos Frey, (writer, director, actor), has secured a good insight into illegal border hoppers, mercenary coyotes, and illicit drug manufacturing. The visuals are stunning and newsworthy realistic. All the major players, (particularly Frey himself), turn in exceptionally sensitive characterizations. The opening scenes of secret vigilantes and a rogue border patrolman voicing racial epithets, (and other vile racist attitudes), is difficult to watch. However, the final reclamation of the border cop's heritage and spiritual reformation make this a strong entry in the search for peace and security for everyone on both sides of the Rio Grande.


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