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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Kavanaugh
Chloe Richards
Sheriff Jack Kolb
Deputy Shirl Cash
Liz Culpepper
Dr. Theodore Conway
J.C. Reynolds
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Frank loses his memory after being shot in small desert town in Texas. As he tries to retrace his steps and figure out his true identity, Frank believes he may be part of a plot to assassinate the president. Written by

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Rated R for language, violent images and brief sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 March 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

O Assassino do Presidente  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Val Kilmer who lives on a nearby New Mexico ranch agreed to participate in this film secondary to his work with New Mexico's Film Investment Program. See more »


When Frank shoots across the street with a rifle everyone hears the shot, but when his partner did the same thing a few minutes earlier, killing Chloe, no one heard it. See more »


Frank Kavanaugh: There is a conspiracy to kill the President of the United States and I know something but I don't know how and it's happening in your town sheriff.
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Bottle Nose Man ... William Sterchi See more »


Referenced in Blind Horizon: The Cutting Room (2005) See more »


Destino De Abril
Written by Rick Garcia and Rene Reyes
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Nifty Little Thriller, Better Than You'd Think!
11 October 2006 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

"Blind Horizon", an amnesia action/mystery with some 'big name' stars, went straight to DVD without ever being theatrically released, so many have 'written it off' as a lousy film; but if you give it a chance, this is actually a very entertaining little gem! Directed by Michael Haussman, the distributor, Lion's Gate, dissatisfied with the rambling 'director's cut', brought in ace film editor Alain Jakubowicz to punch up the film, and his re-cut gives the movie an edgy, fast-paced 'look', reminiscent of Christopher Nolan's "Memento", especially in the central portrayal of Val Kilmer's "Frank Kavanaugh". A likable 'lost soul', shot and left to die in the desert, who knows vague details of a plot to assassinate the President, he gradually discovers he is not a 'nice' person, and is, in fact, a key player in the high-level conspiracy. But as with Harrison Ford, in "Regarding Henry", his amnesia offers him an opportunity to 'change' his whole persona...if he can survive the attempts to silence him, and conquer his own instincts as a 'hit man'.

Blessed with a first-rate cast, "Blind Horizon" offers many intriguing supporting portrayals, from a likable local sheriff (Sam Shepard), and his politically ambitious deputy (Noble Willingham), to the mysterious 'fiance' (Neve Campbell) Kavanaugh can't seem to remember, and the beautiful nurse (Amy Smart), he'd LIKE to know better, to a mysterious 'contact' (Faye Dunaway), who drifts in and out of his dreams, with missing pieces of the puzzle. Kilmer is, as always, eminently watchable, capturing both the innocent and unsavory sides of Kavanaugh very effectively, and making his climactic actions worth waiting for.

Of special note is the film score, written by the collective group of composers, Machine Head. Working with non-traditional instruments, the 'sound' is both musical and mysterious, and ideally suits the film's ambiguity.

"Blind Horizon" certainly deserves a look, as a film far better than it's ill-fated history would indicate. I enjoyed it, and I think you will, too!

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