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The Shepherd (2008)

Video  -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  4 March 2008 (USA)
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A texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.

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Benjamin Meyers
Natalie J. Robb ...
Capt. Ramona Garcia
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Billy Pawnell
Daniel Perrone ...
Felix Nestor
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Lexxi
Dan Davies ...
Emile
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Arthur Pennigton
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Benito Ortiz
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Ivaylo Geraskov ...
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Velislav Pavlov ...
The Contact
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Jed
Bogdan Plakov ...
Turgell
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A texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The border is about to Heat up. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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4 March 2008 (USA)  »

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The Shepherd: Border Patrol  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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On Robideaux's first day at the station, as all of the agent's are leaving their morning meeting, you can clearly see that one of the agents is wearing his belt too high. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Meyers: [to Jack Robideaux] Did they train you how to withstand torture? Because they trained me how to administer it.
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Strange Face of Love
Written by Tito Larriva
Performed by Tito & Turantula
Produced by Tito Larriva
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A modestly entertaining action flick with some decent scenes
20 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Worth the entertainment value of a rental, especially if you like action movies. This one features the usual car chases, fights with the great Van Damme kick style, shooting battles with the 40 shell load shotgun, and even terrorist style bombs. All of this is entertaining and competently handled but there is nothing that really blows you away if you've seen your share before.

The plot is made interesting by the inclusion of a rabbit, which is clever but hardly profound. Many of the characters are heavily stereotyped -- the angry veterans, the terrified illegal aliens, the crooked cops, the indifferent feds, the bitchy tough lady station head, the crooked politician, the fat federale who looks like he was typecast as the Mexican in a Hollywood movie from the 1940s. All passably acted but again nothing special.

I thought the main villains were pretty well done and fairly well acted. By the end of the movie you certainly knew who the good guys were and weren't. There was an emotional lift as the really bad ones got their just deserts. Very simplistic, but then you weren't expecting Hamlet, right? The only thing I found really annoying was the constant cuts to VDs daughter during the last fight scene.

Not bad. Not good. Passable 4.


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