The unstable new kingpin of a Tijuana drug cartel is targeted by an assassin for elimination.

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The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her daughter. Set in the rich and atmospheric backdrop of Tijuana, Mexico, La Linea (The Line) is full of action, drama and finds its soul in the plight of the characters that inhabit the most dangerous city in North America. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, sexual material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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22 December 2011 (South Korea)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Don Wilson was originally cast to star in the role of Ray Liotta. Wilson's role was entirely rewritten for Liotta, eliminating any martial arts content. Wilson cites losing the role as part of the reason for his five year hiatus from filmmaking. See more »

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Javier Salazar: The Americans,they are very smart,but sometimes they can be incredibly stupid.They spend all this money,time and energy on so called war on terror.They put satellites up in space.They can ram a smart-bomb up a camel's ass... from a situation 5 thousand miles away.and every time the U.S kills an Al Qaeda leader,what happens? There's a new one before the body is cold.They do it a million times,and never get it... Because the real solution,always eludes them.
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Hard-Hitting Drama, Hard to Follow
15 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that has so many characters in it that it's very easy to lose track of the plot as people discuss their intricate relationships and interactions. I enjoyed the film and was engrossed in it, but frequently lost due to the many twists and turns. Of course part of the appeal is wondering just who is doing what to whom and why, so perhaps this isn't as much of a problem as I'm making it out to be.

It's a very well-made, well-acted film with a great cast and exotic, frightening location. I doubt it will do much for tourism to Tijuana, but it is a very taut, timely movie that will hold your interest. There are a few typical clichés (the hooker with the heart of gold - Mexicans who speak English to each other even when there are no native English speakers around), but these are kept to a minimum. Ray Liota is one of the producers of the film, but it's not "his" movie. In fact, Andy Garcia does a superb job of being quietly creepy and even a bit sympathetic.

If you're looking for a powerful, somewhat dark drama, The Line fits the bill excellently.


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