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Bordertown (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  22 February 2007 (Germany)
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A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Zapata ...
Eva Jimenez
Irineo Alvarez ...
Domingo Esparza
Aris Rodriguez
George Morgan
Young Lauren
Flight Attendant
Frank Kozerski
Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre ...
Curandero (as Gonzalo Mauro Montiel)
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ...
Lourdes Jimenez (as Zaide Sylvia Gutierrez)
Amelia Zapata ...
Lourdes's Friend
Julio (as Julio Cesar Cedillo)
Jorge Urzua ...
Eduardo Lopes
Ruben G. Rojas ...
Eduardo's Man (as Ruben Rojas)


Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. Written by Jlo-fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Lies. Corruption. Murder. One reporter will break the silence.

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Rated R for violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Verdades que matan  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Prior to being made, the picture was previously in development at two studios, both MGM and New Line Cinema. See more »


Lauren Adrian: It isn't free trade! It's slave trade! It's a goddamn scam, and everybody is making too much money to give a shit about these women!
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Written by Rafael E. Rivera
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26 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After hearing this movie would not be released on the big screen I had doubts about whether I wanted to see it. I'm glad my curiosity won out over the bad press. This movie was compelling, suspenseful, and well acted. J-lo is believable in her role and gives an impressive performance.

I was uncomfortable through nearly the entire movie; one of the marks of an excellent suspense/drama. The importance of the topic of this movie should be enough to encourage people to see it but it is not for the faint of heart. Put the kids to bed early before starting the movie!!

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