An aged Mexican man recounts a vivid memory of his youth: The year was 1959. At the age of 17, Niño arrived to California from Mexico to live with his father, Chappa, on a modest cattle ... See full summary »

Director:

(as S.J. Main)

Writers:

(story) (as S.J. Main), (screenplay) (as S.J. Main) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $14.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Filly Brown (2012)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.

Directors: Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips
Splinter I (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.

Director: Michael D. Olmos
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Edward James Olmos, Ivonne Coll
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fontayne is enlisted by Bernice - her estranged old friend and current parole officer - along with a disgraced cop to search for Bernice's son, who went missing on the Mexican border.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Edward James Olmos
Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

In the year 1879, in a mountainous region of post-Rush California, a waning mining town is awakened when two brazen cowboys, GRADY and CHARLES, play a roulette duel for the hand of a woman,... See full summary »

Director: Summer-Joy Main
Stars: James Duval, Chris Mulkey, Kristoffer Ryan Winters
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Donnie Wahlberg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Narrator / Old Niño
...
Pepe
...
Niño (as Héctor A. García)
Roger E. Fanter ...
...
Inyo
René Pereyra ...
Chappa
Edit

Storyline

An aged Mexican man recounts a vivid memory of his youth: The year was 1959. At the age of 17, Niño arrived to California from Mexico to live with his father, Chappa, on a modest cattle ranch in the rural coastal Santa Lucia Mountains. Working tedious hours as a ranch-hand, Niño found himself trapped within the confines of a barbed wire world. Niño could not imagine a life different than the laborious one he led. That was, until a cow broke free from the herd and discovered a bizarre opening in the fence. Niño tracked the cow across the fence-line and into the wild unknown. Niño's discovery of the unexplored world beyond the barbed wire fence changed his life forever. Written by T.P.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cow | fence | 1950s | cowboy | immigrant | See All (6) »

Taglines:

Discover your boundaries, and break through.

Genres:

Drama | Short | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fence  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well done, beautiful film.
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this film in New York. The acting, cinematography, and timing are absolutely beautiful, as well as absorbing. I was stunned when I saw the film. This quality is rarely seen anymore. There was excellent original music, which enhanced the mood of the film, subtly supporting the acting. The setting was stunning--apparently the Central Coast of California. The message was also one that more Americans should hear--that we are all alike and have the same relationships (even if you are a Mexican laborer). The acting was real; the relationship between the father and son was totally believable. We need more films like this--with originality in topic and presentation. This film is a "must see."


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?