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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dixon
Little Boy
Warren Kane
Malieek Straughter ...
AMG ...
Angela Dixon
Luis (as Omar Paz Trujillo)
Francisco A. Fernandez ...
Juan (as Francisco Fernandez)
Bryan Lane ...
Sam King
Jim Barnett
Josh Coffman ...
Bill Krott (as Josh J. Coffman)


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.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

21 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La frontera  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »


Near the beginning of the movie, Michael tells Luis to, "Make this right, right here." He even points to the right as he's saying it. In the next shot they're clearly making a left onto a dirt road. See more »


Whut It Is
Composed by J. Lewis
Performed by AMG
Produced by AMG
Courtesy of Dirty West Entertainment
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3 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cuba Gooding portrays a seemingly respectable cop whose shady past catches up with him, jeopardising his family and career. The concept may not be original, but Gooding's performance and reactions to some wretched and desperate conflicts serve to enhance the voyeuristic pleasure.

The well developed, colourful and generally unsavoury characters surrounding the drug and people trafficking industry add grit to the realism and enhance our understanding of, and sympathy for, Dixon's predicament.

Set against the harsh but stunning background of New Mexico's border country, superbly directed and acted, this is a cut above your average crime flick.

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