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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael Dixon
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Kimo
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Little Boy
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Warren Kane
Malieek Straughter ...
Cook
AMG ...
Stokes
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Angela Dixon
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Luis (as Omar Paz Trujillo)
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Spencer
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Simon
Francisco A. Fernandez ...
Juan (as Francisco Fernandez)
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Vargas
Bryan Lane ...
Sam King
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Jim Barnett
Josh Coffman ...
Bill Krott (as Josh J. Coffman)
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Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old daughter Emily), Michael's world is suddenly threatened by secrets from his past. Michael was not always the respectable family man he now has become - he was a vicious Los Angeles gang member who turned his back on the gang and his own brutal ways. But no one can quit the gang, so when a chance encounter leads the gang to Michael in New Mexico, Michael is forced to find a way to protect his family, even if it means helping the psychotic gang leader Drake smuggle a truckload of drugs across the border. Written by dennyeor

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On the border between the US and Mexico, the law is what you make it.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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21 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

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When Michael goes to Simon's church/puppet show, his sergeant rank is now corporal, but immediately changes back to sergeant in the next shot. See more »

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Apocalypse
Written by Akir
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Courtesy of Viper Records
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A boring action movie that does no favours for Cuba Gooding Jr.
17 March 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Linewatch had to be one of the most boring action movies I have seen. It certainly didn't look like it was going to be the greatest movie, but it had the potential to be a decent action movie.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is Agent Michael Dixon of the US Border Patrol working on the US/Mexican border. Michael Dixon had a mysterious past he always wanted to leave behind which is under threat of being exposed by High Noon Gang member Cook (Malieek Straughter) following a shootout which leaves a fellow US Border Patrol agent dead. The High Noon Gang leader Kimo (Omari Hardwick) blackmails Dixon to help smuggle in a drug shipment following threats made to Dixon's family. Dixon must also stay ahead of fellow US Border patrol colleagues, including Warren Kane (Dean Norris).

It's hard to believe Cuba Gooding Jr. was a quality actor once upon a time. Cuba Gooding Jr. also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the arrogant yet charismatic football player Rod Tidwell in the Tom Cruise feel good movie Jerry Maguire (1996). Cuba Gooding Jr.'s career has been stuck in the doldrums for several years now and this movie has done his career no favours.

It would be great to see Cuba Gooding Jr. make a comeback someday and drag his career out of the wilderness. If he stopped appearing in poor quality movies like this, then we may see him back in the limelight again.

1/10.


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