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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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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
Luis Algar ...
Benito Ortiz
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Wray
Ivaylo Geraskov ...
Gallery
Velislav Pavlov ...
The Contact
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Jed
Bogdan Plakov ...
Turgell
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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 the sun sets, two warriors will rise 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)  »

Also Known As:

The Shepherd: Border Patrol  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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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During the briefing about 50,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border there's a citation on the wall titled: "Cheief" Commissioner's Commendation. See more »

Quotes

Jed: That's quite a bunny you have there.
[Jack ignores him]
Jed: Now, that's not very nice. Ignoring me when I'm talking to you, especially since you've already shown what a gentleman you are.
Lexxi: Jed.
Jed: Shut up, Lexxi! I think Lexxi likes you. And that means I don't.
Jack Robideaux: I'm just trying to have a meal.
Jed: And I'm trying to figure where the hell do you get off making me look bad with my girl!
Jack Robideaux: [to Lexxi] Check, please.
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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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This film is good in it's genre
5 March 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This film is good in it's genre and that genre is naturally action with a little/average budget. Looks like Van Damme delivers greatly better performances when he has a good director guiding him. There is your basic bar brawl, alley scene and mostly a lot of gun fighting. Some basic drama, but nothing too deep. Isaac Florentine directs an OK action flick if you ignore the weak plot and the holes in it. But the person who steals the show is:

Scott Adkins. How come this guy isn't a massive Arnold Schwarzenegger caliber action star that I don't know. Director Isaac Florentine has made a movie with Scott Adkins before called Special Forces (2003) which has some unbelievable martial arts talent that will satisfy the most demanding kungfu enthusiastic. Another amazing Scott Adkins feature is Undisputed 2. Check this guy out and make a noise, this guy needs to get super action star status and he needs to get it now!

What else can I say about the movie? It's Van Damme stepping up a notch from some of his most recent work. No Oscars here for sure, but you already knew that. But never the less it has a nice little town feel and I could find worse ways to spend my time. So I'm giving this a solid 7 out of 10 in it's genre.


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