Borderline (2002)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  15 November 2002 (USA)
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Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Napoli ...
Rebecca Coletti
Daniela Napoli ...
Sarah Coletti
Det. Frank Hagen
Paul Coletti
Caitlin Frewen ...
Young Lila
Jennifer Steyn ...
Peggy Butler
Ciro Ruiz
Carolyn Balogh ...
Jenny Kemp
Debbie Brown ...
Carla Baikman
Dr. Alma Burke
Millard Arnold ...
Dr. Tony Parrish
Douglas Bristow ...
Martin Coletti


Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for the criminally insane at the local prison, is a potentially dangerous one that forces her to keep long, erratic hours. When one of Lila's patients, Ed Baikman, is released into a half-way house, he decides under the delusional influence of his psychosis to help her out by murdering her ex-husband and his girlfriend, and then threatening to tell the cops they'd planned it together when she refuses to become romantically involved with him. Though Lila's lover, police detective Macy Kobacek, stands by her loyally, Baikman does such an ingenious job of implicating Lila in the crime that even Macy begins to have his doubts about Lila's innocence. Written by Kyle Reese

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Passion. Guilt. Justice.


Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

15 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al borde de la locura  »

Box Office


$3,700,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Chris Noth was originally going to play Michael Biehn's role. See more »


Det. Macy Kobacek: What can you tell me about, uh, this Ciro Ruiz?
Dr. Lila Coletti: It's not him.
Det. Macy Kobacek: He's got the hots for you. He was over here, right? Painting or something?
Dr. Lila Coletti: You're jealous.
Det. Macy Kobacek: No, it was just a little creepy listening to that group of rapists and murders tell me how great they think you are.
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No One Else
Written by Anthony Marinelli & Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz
Performed by Matt Bissonette
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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Completely average fare
5 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

If having a strong screen presence means that it's difficult for viewers to keep their eyes off you, then Gina Gershon certainly has "it" (the fact that she looks about 10 years younger than her actual age doesn't hurt, either). So it's a shame that her talent is wasted in completely average thriller fare such as this. It's also nice to see Michael Biehn again, but he has the standard cop-romantically-involved-with-the-main-suspect role (actually, I found his partner more enjoyable). Sean Patrick Flanery has the "obsessive psycho" role - a role we've seen about a million times before - and he doesn't bring anything new or creative to it. His uninspired performance is one of the reasons this film is nothing-special; the "TV-movie-of-the-week"-style direction is another. The plot holds your interest until the end, but the "moment of revelation" comes through the oldest trick in the book. I was disappointed. (**)

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