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Linewatch -- A former Los Angeles gang member escapes his neighborhood to become a respected U.S. border patrol officer in New Mexico. However, he'll have to result to some of his old ways when the gang's psychotic leader arrives on his doorstep ...

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
David W. Warfield (written by)
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Release Date:
21 October 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On the border between the US and Mexico, the law is what you make it.
Plot:
Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
This Film Slipped Under the Line Watch... See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Michael Dixon

Omari Hardwick ... Kimo

Evan Ross ... Little Boy

Dean Norris ... Warren Kane
Malieek Straughter ... Cook
AMG ... Stokes

Sharon Leal ... Angela Dixon

Omar Paz Trujillo ... Luis (as Omar Paz Trujillo)

Chris Browning ... Spencer
William Sterchi ... Simon
Francisco A. Fernandez ... Juan (as Francisco Fernandez)

Jimmie Romero ... Vargas
Bryan Lane ... Sam King

Dan Burkarth ... Jim Barnett
Josh Coffman ... Bill Krott (as Josh J. Coffman)

Genia Michaela ... Karate Instructor

Luce Rains ... Harris

Angelique Midthunder ... Dispatcher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Giselle Bonilla ... Adr / voice

Jesus Jr. ... Jesus Padilla

Art Bonilla ... Dialogue coach (uncredited)

Dave Colon ... Border Patrol Agent (uncredited)
Daniel J Gonzales ... Mexican immigrant (uncredited)
Fredrick Lopez ... Jenkins (uncredited)

Brian Reece ... Coroner (uncredited)

Z. Ray Wakeman ... Office Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Bray 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David W. Warfield (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Bray .... executive producer
Justin Bursch .... assistant producer
Mike Callaghan .... co-producer
Brandon Hall .... associate producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Reuben Liber .... producer
Karri O'Reilly .... producer
David W. Warfield .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff McIlwain 
 
Cinematography by
Paul M. Sommers (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Ivison 
 
Casting by
Kathryn Brink 
Chadwick Struck 
 
Production Design by
Guy Barnes 
 
Set Decoration by
Wendy Ozols-Barnes 
 
Costume Design by
Gersha Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Autumn Butler .... makeup artist
Lindsay Garrison .... makeup department head
Patricia Greer .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Jane .... key hair stylist
Sara Roybal .... key makeup artist
Emily Vaughn .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Goodwill .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cary Jones .... second assistant director (additional photography)
Sarah Lemon .... second second assistant director
Chemen Ochoa .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
RA Arancio-Parrain .... art department coordinator
Pierre Barrera .... set dresser
Steve Brown .... propmaker
Ralph Diaz .... on-set dresser
Dan Fitzgerald .... storyboard artist
Amy Giedraitis .... props
Ben Lowney .... property master
Amy Marsh .... art department coordinator
Thomas Traugott .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Walt Bost .... adr editor
Maurice Cre'que .... cable utility sound
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer
Darryl L. Frank .... production sound mixer
Rodney Gurule .... additional sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... adr mixer
Michael Mullane .... supervising sound editor
Edwardo Santiago .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Holt .... special effects technician
Margaret Johnson .... special effects foreman
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
Renee Moore .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Joseph Conti .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Don Battle .... stunts
Mark Brooks .... stunt double
Josh Coffman .... stunts
Anthony Fairley .... stunts
Luca Ispirescu .... stunts
Jesus Jr. .... stunts
G. Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Lane .... stunts (as Bryan Stinemetze)
Rene Mousseux .... stunts
Jimmie Romero .... stunts
Con Schell .... stunts
Mike Seal .... stunt performer
Mike Seal .... stunts
Marcus Taylor .... stunt double
Omar Paz Trujillo .... stunt driver
Tierre Turner .... stunt double: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Larry Watts .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abeyta .... electrician
Mark Bain .... second assistant camera
Steve Banister .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bradley Barnes .... lighting technician
Erick Castillo .... film loader
Kenneth Coblentz .... grip
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Tammy Fouts .... camera operator
Aubrey Husar .... key grip
Philip J. Jaffe .... additional camera assistant
Cathy Kanavy .... still photographer
Sam Mares .... assistant camera
David Jaxx Nagro .... dolly grip
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera
Mark Sheets .... grip
Carl Vigil .... lighting technician
Adam Ward .... camera operator: "b" camera
Adam Ward .... steadicam operator
Dale Glenn Waseta .... key video assist
 
Casting Department
Sheila Berkheimer .... local casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Gingery .... costumer
Juliet Hyde-White .... key set costumer
Melissa Moody .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Natan Moss .... associate editor
Jayme Wing .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Alethia Austin .... music coordinator
Adam Swart .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Gary Armstrong .... driver
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... picture car coordinator
Derick Pritchard .... driver
Michael B. Russell .... transportation coordinator
John Suttles .... driver
 
Other crew
Jon Baran .... production assistant
Sherrie Bradshaw .... key production accountant
Trinity Tad Davis .... production assistant
Brooke Fair .... assistant craft service
Susan Foley .... additional set production assistant
Dominic Garcia .... location assistant
Alex Gianopoulos .... set location assistant
Jim Giesler .... craft service: day player
Jim Ivy .... set medic
Cherron Kofford .... assistant production coordinator
Ryan Lacen .... production assistant
Brian G. Lax .... key medic
Sean McCormick .... puppeteer
Paul Merritt .... production assistant
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Randy E. Moore .... weapons master
Dennis Muscari .... assistant location manager
Fagan O'Reilly .... production assistant
Lilia Paskiewicz .... production assistant
Lauren Popp .... production assistant
Ian Simon .... set production assistant
Erik Solis .... production assistant
Alan Swain .... location manager
Marcus Taylor .... key set production assistant
Jacob Uher .... payroll accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
90 min
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Trivia:
Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
This Film Slipped Under the Line Watch..., 22 November 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

One wonders when Cuba Gooding, Jr is going to find roles that are equal to his talent. LINEWATCH is a sleepwalk/phone-in role written for him by David W. Waterfield and directed by Kevin Bray in a story that attempts to take on a few too many problem situations in one session - illegal immigration, the human manipulation and abuse by the Coyotes and those involved in the crime industry of illegal transportation, Los Angeles ghetto crime life, across the border drug trafficking, family values in gangsters who turn to an honest life, etc. Not that these problems don't deserve our being reminded of serious situations constantly present, but the story has been told many times in better ways.

Michael Dixon (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an ex-gang member living close to the Mexican border with his beautiful wife Angela (Sharon Leal) and daughter as he serves as a US Border Patrol Agent. His heart is in the right place and when he discovers a van full of expired immigrants the pain of his job surfaces. Simultaneously he discovers a band of drug smugglers who work to find a way to transport drugs across the border in to the US - a gang comprised of Michael's old gang. His 'friend', near psychotic Drake (Omari Hardwick - very impressive in this role), makes threats to Michael cajoling him into working with Mike's ex-gang to route the drug smuggling trucks across the border using Mike's affiliation with the US Border Patrol information. The stress that Michael feels under the threat of the gang's violence to his family leads him to act in a manner that brings the story to an end.

Gooding remains a fine screen presence: had he been given a better script and story it would be a pleasure to see him again. The supporting cast is fine, the cinematography by Paul M. Sommers is dirty and gritty as it should be and the musical score by Jeff McIlwain all but smothers the dialogue. The reason this film didn't make it in theaters is very obvious.

Grady Harp

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