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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

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Jim Rhodes is a human rights worker in Tijuana for a few days to make sure that union elections are fair at a maquiladora owned by a U.S. corporation. In quick succession, the police assault the strikers, the bodies of 27 peasants turn up in an abandoned tunnel that has caved in, and two U.S. teen bikers are missing. As Rhodes pokes around and speculates on connections among these events, he's beaten up, warned off by a drug dealer's attorney, and given varying degrees of help by the U.S. State Department rep, the U.S. Trade rep, and an honest local cop. It's always about money, but whose is at stake and how cheap is Rhodes's life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When Rhodes and Emily Thompson are drinking "doubles" in the bar; as they converse, their glasses go from newly filled to almost empty to newly filled again within moments. See more »

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[Castillo, who's a detective, and Rhodes, who's an American, are being shot at while investigating some shacks in Mexico]
James Rhodes: People hunt out here a lot?
Claudio Castillo: Just for gringos and dumb cops.
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Tricky business
18 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very hairy Jeff Daniels and James Spader costar in a baffling murder mystery down Mexico way. Daniels is a human rights observer and Spader is an American cop assigned to a dusty Mexican border town. Dozens of bodies are found in a collapsed tunnel, and the question becomes why were they in the tunnel in the first place? An Amercan company operating in town may hold the answers, but the answers will prove to be hard to comprehend and possibly fatal for the finder, as a Mexican detective assigned to the case keeps reminding Daniels. Excellent acting, a convoluted mystery, and a sense of foreboding that is right out of some classic '80s thriller like AGAINST ALL ODDS. Someone also compared this STV to TRAFFIC. A fair comparison. A must-see for mystery fans.


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