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Linewatch (2008)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

La frontera  »

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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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The movie starts with Michael heading off into the desert, with climbing rope, to track a bad guy. The desert is completely flat. In the next shot, he is upon hills and cliffs. Meaning he would've had to travel further than eyesight in the open, clear desert. Possibly 20 miles. See more »

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Composed by K-Breeze
Performed by K-Breeze
Produced by J Doe
Courtesy of Sky's Da Limit Entertainment LLC.
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Pretty average fair.
14 January 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Cuba Gooding Jr plays Micheal Dixon, a former gangster turned well respected border patrol officer, whose life becomes complicated when people from his past decide to pay him a visit.

The box cover suggest more of an action film, but its actually more of a character story, it unfolds very well and the direction by Kevin Bray(WALKING TALL) is pretty good, but overall the film is pretty average fair, the problems I basically have with this film is the would be gang Gooding Jr's character use to hang with, they never really seemed like a gang, they were never really intimidating, they were actually more annoying and at times it also seemed like they never really had major chemistry, despite the fact that the characters apparently knew each other a long time, otherwise the acting was above par, but when I look at Cuba Gooding Jr, I can say that he is not beyond picking better material, and I would like see him in something better than what he has done lately.

Overall, its pretty average fair and Cuba Gooding Jr as well as the rest of the cast and the director, can certainly do better.


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