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The Gatekeeper (2002)

R | | Drama | 1 March 2002 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
J. Patrick McCormack ...
Jack Green
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Jennifer McGregory
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Carrera ...
Coyote
Juan Eduardo Gonzalez ...
Drug Boss
Juan R. Gonzalez ...
Carlos
Norman Lucero ...
Mexican Police Officer #2
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Jorje munuz
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Border Patrol Agent
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FBI Agent #2
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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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$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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Written and performed by Bruce Springsteen
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Powerful, yet quirky.
22 June 2003 | by (Long Island City, NY) – See all my reviews

I just caught a screening of this film in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It deals with racism and the experience of Mexicans crossing the US border for a better life; unfortunately that life is working in a crystal meth laboratory. I wish that it had more development about its main character, a self-hating Mexican-American

border guard, who goes undercover with a group of illegal aliens. He eventually gets a change of heart, once he crosses the border and develops a

cameraderie with his fellow workers, and realizes how harsh their reality is.

Two sequences were extremely powerful: One, where he confronts his dying

mother, and refuses to acknowledge her was powerful; the anger incredibly

convincing. The other was a scene with the workers singing about their trek into California, and how their only goal is to make a better life for their families.

It's worth checking out, especially since this appears to be a first time director with an edge.


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