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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

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

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

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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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22 February 2007 (Germany)  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was The Virgin of Juarez (2006). See more »

Quotes

Lourdes Jimenez: Si, we work in the factories, we know a little English.
Lauren Adrian: Well, maybe with your little English, and my VERY little Spanish, we can get through this.
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La Camisa Negra
Written by Juanes
Performed by Juanes
Courtesy of Universal Music
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27 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie....... I am from El Paso Texas and these killings have been happening approx. since 2003 and this movie really needed to be made so that people can realize that it is happening in my sister city. El Paso and Juarez are in different countries, but they both join into one. So this problem is not only Mexico's, but it is also a problem that the US experiences. The only reason that this movie is not a 10 is because is did have a bit too much drama... but we have to remember all the hell that this movie got not only from Mexican officials, but from Hollywood. So i give mad props to JLo, Antonio, & to everyone who produced/ contributed to this film.


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