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The Shepherd (2008)

A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

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Capt. Ramona Garcia
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Billy Pawnell
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Felix Nestor
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Lexxi
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Bogdan Plakov ...
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A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

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When He Gaurds The Border No One Gets Past ... Alive. 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

Billy Pawnell: The border. We can't go into Mexico.
Jack Robideaux: Fuck the border.
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Referenced in Shrink (2009) See more »

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Strange Face of Love
Written by Tito Larriva
Performed by Tito & Turantula
Produced by Tito Larriva
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Excellent throwback to 90's Van Damme
31 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unlike many of his action "contemporaries" (uh, you know who) Van Damme has at least been trying to improve himself as an actor with his direct to video films, while working with better directors. Many have been attempts at something different, like the somewhat surreal "in Hell". This is applaud able, but who really wants a Van Damme movie with little or no action? The Shepherd is a throwback to his 90's films where plot was minimal and fights and other action scenes took centre stage, where everyone knew they were making a pot boiler and had fun doing it. And thank God, because while no biggie plot wise, this movie delivers everything you'd want from a Van Damme movie. Great if happily familiar martial art fights (it even opens in that old action movie stand by, a diner)lots of guns and explosions, and even a torture scene for our boy. It's also well directed, starting with a great sense of humor then turning dead serious when it needs to. The last 15 minutes or so are wall to wall boom boom.

For pure action, for what Van Damme does best, this is absolutely his most entertaining film since he went DTV.


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