I Witness (2003)

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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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Credited cast:
James Rhodes
Emily Thompson (as Portia De Rossi)
Claudio Castillo
Roy Logan (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Mark Carlton ...
Captain Madrid
Umberto Zato (as Adriano Gonzalez)
Pablo Cunqueiro ...
Father Perez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Alvarez ...
Norman Grant ...
Fields (as Norman J. Grant)
Enrique Huertas ...
Lady Anne


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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13 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apodeixeis enohis  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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The letter Rhodes opens when arriving to Tijuana has the logo of the Ministerio de Justicia (Ministry of Justice) from Mexico. In Mexico, the ministries are called "Secretarías" (Departments) and justice is served by Procuraduría General de la República (Attorney's General Office). See more »


[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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What happened to this movie? It's really good...
18 July 2006 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Spotted this DVD on eBay and bought it on the cheap from someone in the UK. Watched it last night and all I can say is what a great surprise! This is a really well done political thriller in the tradition of Traffic. Daniels, Spader, de Rossi, and especially Clifton Collins do some terrific acting. The direction is tight, the story is interesting, the political angle is provocative, the Mexican sets are authentic. All in all a very good film for what was obviously a smallish budget.

Why this movie isn't on video in the US (was it ever shown in a theater?) is beyond me. Especially considering all the crap that IS on video. Does anyone know what happened to this movie?

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