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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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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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Natalie J Robb, star of the British soap Emmerdale plays the police chief, using an American accent, very different from her usual Scottish brogue. See more »

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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 »

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Billy Pawnell: The border. We can't go into Mexico.
Jack Robideaux: Fuck the border.
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Van Damme's back to kicking some butt!
9 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well...it's about time! Van Damme is back and kicking in this action thriller that's his best film in recent years. The plot isn't too inventive but the whole border patrol theme is interesting and the ex-marines as drug smugglers twist is cool. But what makes this movie awesome is the fact that Van Damme is back to doing martial arts again. His latest films have been more acting oriented, but in "The Shepard", JCVD is back to dropping the bad guys and looks to be in excellent shape. There are some impressive fight scenes and Van Damme shows he can still pull out the old famous 360-spinning heel kick. For being a low-budget action movie, it does have good sets and great stunts. Van Damme says some humorous lines and shows that he's improving as an actor. I'm glad he's back to dealing out some Van Damage...i've been let down by the lack of fighting in his recent films. Scott Adkins is great in his role and Van Damme and him have a 1 on 1 showdown at the end. Overall, it's one of Van Damme's better films and it will keep you entertained. A must rent for JCVD fans. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for another martial arts epic like "Bloodsport" or "Kickboxer". Nok Su Kow!


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