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The Shepherd -- A texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.

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Joe Gayton (written by) &
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Release Date:
4 March 2008 (USA) See more »
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A texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jack Robideaux

Stephen Lord ... Benjamin Meyers
Natalie J. Robb ... Capt. Ramona Garcia

Gary McDonald ... Billy Pawnell
Daniel Perrone ... Felix Nestor

Scott Adkins ... Karp
Andrée Bernard ... Lexxi
Dan Davies ... Emile

Miles Anderson ... Arthur Pennigton
Luis Algar ... Benito Ortiz

Todd Jensen ... Wray
Ivaylo Geraskov ... Gallery
Velislav Pavlov ... The Contact

Phil McKee ... Jed
Bogdan Plakov ... Turgell
Joel Morales ... Gangster #1
Radoslav Ignatov ... Gangster #2 / Deep Voice
Dian Hristov ... Stanton
Sava Dragunchev ... Flaco
Fidana Dimitrova ... Oslem
Hristo Mitzkov ... Bomb Squad Leader
Georgi Ivanov ... Border Patrol Agent
Atanas Srebrev ... Deshaun (as Nasko Srebrov)
Juliana Doncheva ... Eva Pawnell
Michael McCoy ... Flanigan
Dimiter Doichinov ... Claude
Krassimir Gospodinov ... Chief of Federales

Bashar Rahal ... Soldier
Teodora Duhovnikova ... Anna-Lucia Ashley
Mike Straub ... Police Officer (as Michael Straub)
Mimoza Bazova ... Nun
Eleonora Mancheva ... Nestor's Girl
Vladimir Bonev ... Old Man

Velizar Peev ... Leech

J.J. Perry ... Illegal Immigrant
George Zlatarev ... Priest
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... Jamul Al Din

Bianca Bree ... Kassie Robideaux (as Bianca Van Varenberg)
Salahadine H. Beztout ... Mexican Federal Agent
Sean Johnson ... Funeral Guard #1
Rolando Cadenas ... Funeral Guard #2
Brandon Brandt ... Funeral Guard #3
Alex Brown ... Funeral Guard #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathy Brayton ... Civilist in the U.S. Border Patrol Agency
Siso Kamburov ... Teacher

Shero Rauf ... Guard for the Chief of Federales

Borislav Iliev ... Bar Thug #2 (uncredited)
Danko Jordanov ... Bar Thug #1 (uncredited)

Radoslav Parvanov ... Mexican Prison Fighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Isaac Florentine 
 
Writing credits
Joe Gayton (written by) &
Cade Courtley (written by)

Produced by
Kathy Brayton .... executive producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Gilbert Dumontet .... producer
Joe Gayton .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Peter Nelson .... associate producer
James Portolese .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Sayfritz 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome 
 
Film Editing by
Irit Raz 
 
Casting by
Illana Diamant 
Sue Jones 
 
Production Design by
Pier Luigi Basile 
 
Art Direction by
Valentina Mladenova  (as Valya Mladenova)
 
Set Decoration by
Krassimir Pashkulev 
 
Costume Design by
Elvis Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Eli Almani .... hair stylist: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Ivon Ivanova .... makeup artist
Violeta Lazarova .... makeup artist
Rositsa Tsanovska .... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist: Mr. Van Damme
 
Production Management
Gabriel Georgiev .... production manager
Bobby Ranghelov .... production manager
Bill Wohlken .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Mechkoff .... first assistant director: Bulgaria
Nanyo Minchev .... second assistant director
Ronaldo Nacionales .... first assistant director
J.J. Perry .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Rumen Arsov .... action vehicles mechanic
Borislav Belberov .... stand-by property
Vladimir Blagoev .... on-set swing gang
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Viktor Budinov .... on-set swing gang (as Victor Budinov)
Lidiya Burukova .... graphic designer (as Lidia Burukova)
Emanuil Deyanov .... set dresser
Victor Deyov .... labourer
Nikolai Dikov .... set dresser (as Nickolay Dikov)
Ivan Dimitrov .... stand-by set dresser
Rumyan Dimitrov .... assistant property master
Maria Doicheva .... painter
Andrey Filchev .... stand-by property (as Andrei Filchev)
Branka Gligorova .... assistant art department coordinator
Anna Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator
Sashko Iliev .... art department buyer
Peter Kimov .... carpenter
Venzislav Lilov .... assistant set decorator (as Ventsislav Lilov)
Petar Lozanov .... carpenter (as Peter Lozanov)
Vencislav Lukanov .... upholsterer (as Ventsislav Lukanov)
Alexander Markov .... carpenter
Georgi Markov .... carpenter (as Georgi Markev)
Emil Naydenov .... on-set swing gang
Axel Nicolet .... construction manager
Nikolai Parvanov .... graphic designer
Tsvetomil Peshev .... action vehicles mechanic (as Tsvetomir Peshev)
Ivan Petkov .... set dresser buyer
Ivan Petrov .... property master
Pavel Rasenov .... set dresser (as Pavel Rossenov)
Eleonora Slavkova .... painter
Ivailo Spassov .... labourer
Kristian Stoyanov .... stand-by set dresser
Yuri Stoyanov .... set dresser
Arta Tozzi .... model maker
Stoyan Tsakov .... set dresser
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Dimitar Tzekov .... on-set swing gang
Ivan Yankov Kirov .... upholsterer (as Ivan K. Yankov)
Valeri Yankov .... leadman
Evgeni Yordanov .... construction foreman
Todor Zarev .... carpenter
Zhivko Zhelyazkov .... storyboard artist
Georgi Kodzhabashiyski .... painter (uncredited)
Mosko Masev .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Innocenti .... adr supervisor
Jackie Johnson .... sound editor
Kiril Kaloyanov .... cable person
Vladimir Kaloyanov .... sound mixer
Francisco Koch .... adr recordist
Valery Metodiev .... boom operator
Lucien Palmer .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Andre Rivera .... adr assistant recordist
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Steve Tushar .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Sotir Baladjanov .... special effects assistant
Orlin Budinov .... special effects assistant
Pavel Dimitrov .... special effects assistant
Letitsiya Dineva .... special effects assistant (as Letitziya Dineva)
Jovko Dogandjiski .... pyro effects technician (as Yovko Dogandjiiski)
Nikolay Fartunkov .... pyro effects technician
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects supervisor
Georgi Karadjov .... special effects assistant
Pini Klavir .... pyro effects supervisor
Peter Kolev .... special effects assistant
Vladislav Lazov .... pyro effects technician
Anatoli Malev .... special effects assistant (as Anatolii Malev)
Vasili Malev .... special effects assistant (as Vasilii Malev)
Lyudmil Nikolov .... special effects assistant
Lyubomir Petrov .... special effects assistant
Marten Ruskov .... special effects assistant (as Martin Ruskov)
Kamen Sabev .... special effects assistant
Alexander Stoyanov .... special effects assistant
Yana Stoyanova .... special effects assistant
Martin Tanev .... pyro effects technician
Tzvetan Vasilev .... special effects assistant
Georgi Vladimirov .... special effects assistant
Doychin Yondov .... pyro effects technician
Vencislav Yondov .... pyro effects technician (as Ventsislav Yondov)
Stanislav Yordanov .... pyro effects technician
 
Stunts
Boyan Anev .... stunt team
Dejan Angelov .... stunt team (as Dian Angelov)
Asen Asenov .... stunt team (as Assen Assenov)
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunt team
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunt team
Evgeni Ganchev .... stunt team
Genadiy Ganchev .... stunts (as Genadii Ganchev)
Dian Hristov .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunt team
Borislav Iliev .... stunt team
Danko Jordanov .... stunt team (as Danko Yordanov)
George Karlukovski .... stunt team (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Ivo Kehayov .... stunt team
Kalin Kerin .... stunt team
Georgi Manchev .... stunt team
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunt team (as Stiliyan Mavrov)
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Trayan Milenov)
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunt team
J.J. Perry .... fight choreographer
J.J. Perry .... stunt coordinator
Rumen Petrov .... stunt team
Shero Rauf .... utility stunts
Elitsa Razheva .... stunt team (as Elitsa Rozheva)
Pavel Shalamanov .... stunt team
Krassimir Simeonov .... stunt team
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt team
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunt team
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunt team (as Ventsislav Stoyanov)
Teodor Tsolov .... stunt team (as Todor Tsolov)
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator: Bulgaria
Yordan Zahariev .... stunt team
Velizar Peev .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mihail Apostolov .... key grip
Martin Balkanski .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Dimitar Bonev .... first camera assistant: second unit
Atanas Boyadjiev .... electricity technician
Patrick Bramucci .... gaffer
Andrej Certov .... camera operator: second unit (as Andrey Chertov)
Ross W. Clarkson .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Ross Clarkson)
Lyubomir Dimitrov .... unit loader (as Lyubomir Dimitrov-Tato)
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician
Lyubomir Hristoskov .... best boy grip
Ivailo Kostov .... best boy electric
Tsvetan Kostov .... grip (as Tzvetan Kostov)
Zheko Manev .... focus puller: "b" camera (as Jeko Manev)
Merav Maroody .... still photographer
Dimitar Matev .... focus puller: second unit
George Mihailov .... electrician
Nikolai Mihailov .... electrician (as Nickolay Mihailov)
Anton Nakov .... focus puller: "a" camera
Georgi Petkov .... grip
Radoslav Petkov .... video assistant
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Lyubomir Somov .... assistant camera: "b" camera, Isle of Man
Plamen Somov .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Plamen Somov-Soma)
Venelin Stepanov .... grip
Emil Topuzov .... camera operator: second unit
Konstantin Vladimirov .... electrician (as Konstantin Vladimirov-Dido)
Mihail Yanakiev .... loader: second unit
Georgi Yankov .... video assistant: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Docheva .... costume assistant
Marieta Duncheva .... seamstress
Rositsa Genkova .... seamstress
Irina Kotcheva .... costume supervisor (as Irina Kocheva)
Maria Mladenoza .... costume assistant (as Maria Mladenova)
Elena Zaykova .... costume assistant (as Elena Zaikova-Grekova)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Russel .... lead editor
Anthony Santiago .... assistant editor
Kevin Shaw .... color timer
Charlie Variyski .... assistant editor
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joss Albert .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Stefan Lalev .... action vehicles
Venelin Todorov-Valyo .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Atanas Apostolov .... assistant armourer on set
Alina Apostu .... script supervisor (as Alina Corina Apostu)
Kathy Brayton .... assistant: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Irina Cherkelova .... assistant production coordinator
Milan Deyanov .... set production assistant
Valentin Dimitrov .... location manager
Ivaylo Kirilov .... set production assistant (as Ivailo Kirilov)
Georgi Kovachev .... set production assistant
Katya Kraevska .... on-set doctor (as Dr. Katya Kraevska)
Krastio I. Krastev .... set production assistant (as Krastyo Krastev)
Kalina Krasteva .... assistant production coordinator
Tzveti Lazarova .... epk producer
Rosen Marinkov .... production assistant
Rossen Marinkov .... set production assistant
Tzanko Matchukliski .... assistant location manager (as Tzanko Matchukliiski)
Plamen Milanov .... set coordinator
Stasi Petrova .... production coordinator
Marina Ranghelova .... travel coordinator (as Marina Stoytcheva)
Rhonda Reznick .... production accountant
Alexander Skerlev .... set production assistant
Shelly Stoyanova .... script supervisor: second unit
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Shepherd: Border Patrol" - USA (English title) (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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.See more »
Soundtrack:
Strange Face of LoveSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Run for the Damme border!, 4 March 2009
Author: ericthered01

This is the best direct-to-DVD effort from Van Damme that I have seen yet. Van Damme plays a border patrol agent who is out to stop heroin smugglers trying to cross into the United States. The action in this movie is great and the fight scenes rank with Van Damme's best. Costar Scott Adkins shows why he should be the next big star in the martial arts genre. For further evidence check out "Undisputed 2". Adkins is so good in fact that before I watched "The Shepherd", I thought that Van Damme might not look very believable in defeating him on screen. Van Damme holds his own though and although he isn't quite as athletic as Adkins is, he can still kick with the best of them. All of the fight scenes in this film are very well done and the gun battles are above average for this type of film as well. The only negative thing I can say about this movie is that the story is a little underdeveloped. I think Van Damme's character's motives should have been presented earlier in the movie, especially in regard to why he carries around a rabbit. The reason he does is very cool but you don't find out until the very end. There are a couple of other things that are never really explained either but this is a Van Damme movie so you know where the priority lies in making this kind of movie and it ain't character development. Overall though, this is a solid action movie that I recommend. So run for the Damme border!

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