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Border Run (2012) More at IMDbPro »The Mule (original title)

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Border Run -- An American reporter searches for her missing brother amid the drug-running, violence, and human smuggling that plagues the US/Mexico border. Inspired by true events.
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A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sharon Stone ... Sofie Talbert

Billy Zane ... Aaron

Rosemberg Salgado ... Rafael

Manolo Cardona ... Roberto

Miguel Rodarte ... Javier Guerrero

Giovanna Zacarías ... Juanita

Olga Segura ... Maria
Gilmer Bejarano ... Enrique
Victor Medina ... Raul

Walter Platz ... Tom Coolidge
Javier García ... Altar Thug
Joey Miyashima ... Larson
Anne Sward ... Arizona Senator

Frank Gerrish ... Mexican Police Officer
Shelem Oteo ... Luz
Daniel Veloz ... Gaspar
Salvador Sánchez ... Luis
Jorge Rivera ... Rico

Promise LaMarco ... Arizona Reporter 1

Shira Scott Astrof ... Arizona Reporter 2 (as Shira Scott)

Celesta Hodge ... Arizona Reporter 3
Graham Leon ... Minute Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devin Allen ... Senator's Aide (uncredited)

Manny Alva ... Sergio (uncredited)
Christel Edwards ... News Reporter (uncredited)

Shona Kay ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Joshua Larsen ... INS Agent (uncredited)

Savannah Ostler ... News Reporter (uncredited)

Dennis Record ... Camera Man (uncredited)
Joe Rosati ... Minuteman (uncredited)

Amy Savannah ... Reporter (uncredited)

Jonathan Tybel ... Reporter / Sofie's Cameraman (uncredited)

Brenden Whitney ... Office Employee (uncredited)

Natalie Paige Willison ... Sofie's Assistant News Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Gabriela Tagliavini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Don Fiebiger 
Amy Kolquist 

Produced by
Chuck Binder .... executive producer
Michael Corso .... executive producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Lucas Jarach .... producer
Jason Price .... producer
Rosemberg Salgado .... associate producer
Terry Spazek .... line producer
Sharon Stone .... executive producer
Original Music by
Emilio Kauderer 
Sebastián Kauderer 
Cinematography by
Andrew Strahorn 
Film Editing by
James Coblentz 
Casting by
Jeff Johnson 
Dominika Posserén 
Kelly Wagner 
Production Design by
Christopher R. DeMuri 
Set Decoration by
Les Boothe 
Costume Design by
Alyson Hancey 
Makeup Department
Eldo Ray Estes .... personal makeup artist: Sharon Stone
Lora Laing .... key hair stylist
Greg T. Moon .... makeup department head
Production Management
Scott E. Chester .... unit production manager
Kelsey Daniels .... production manager (as Kelsey Landry)
Nancy Valle .... executive in charge of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Diego Gonzalez Joven .... first assistant director: second unit
Jade Grace .... trainee assistant director (as Jade Niemeyer)
Jonathan T. Turner .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Brent Astrope .... construction coordinator
Burke Bowthorpe .... props
Dillon Ellefson .... carpenter
Matt Harris .... assistant property master
Eric Munro .... art department assistant/buyer
Scott Ruley .... key greensman
Sound Department
Andrew Ahlstrom .... sound mixer
Jason Brady .... boom operator
Max Conklin .... adr recordist
Iohan Estevez .... adr recordist
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator
Mychal Herron .... foley artist
Mychal Herron .... sound editor
P. Daniel Newman .... supervising sound editor
Katiene Norton .... sound utility
Pomann Sound .... adr recordist
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Jerry Steele .... visual effects lead artist: STEELE Studios
Jerry Steele .... visual effects supervisor: STEELE Studios
Jo Steele .... visual effects producer: STEELE Studios
Frank L. Bare II .... stunt coordinator
Angella Joy .... stunt double: Sharon Stone
Katie Sciuto .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Raimund Almanza .... first assistant "a" camera
Justin Andrews .... gaffer
Dean Aoki .... first assistant "b" camera
Sergio De Luca .... camera operator "b" camera
Sergio De Luca .... steadicam
Jason Fife .... key grip
Kelly Klindt .... electrician
Josh Lee .... best boy electric
John Metcalf .... still photographer
Rick Page .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robert 'Dobber' Price .... first assistant "b" camera
Jeremy Prusso .... digital loader
Francesco Sauta .... second assistant "a" camera
Stelios Xanthos .... second assistant "b" camera
Casting Department
Gumby Kounthong .... extras casting assistant
Gayle Minkevitch-Jensen .... extras coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle l Boucher .... set costumer
Carmen Nydegger .... costume supervisor
Brooke Westberg .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post production consultant
Kyle Sorenson .... first assistant editor
Jerry Steele .... colorist: Steele Studios
Jo Steele .... digital intermediate executive producer
Music Department
William Ewart .... music supervisor
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor
Emilio Kauderer .... composer: theme music
Sebastián Kauderer .... composer: theme music
Lucy Ramirez-Ewart .... music supervisor (as Lucy Ramirez)
Marco Werba .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Kelly Klindt .... unit driver
Brett Miller .... transportation captain
Teri Lish Parkinson .... driver/office manager
Other crew
Dallin Bassett .... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... post production accountant
Natania Cook .... production coordinator
Kathleen Dombo .... first assistant accountant
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor
Andrew K. Hodge .... location assistant
Angella Joy .... photo double: Sharon Stone
Angella Joy .... stand-in
Andrew Langton .... location manager
Kristin Ludwin .... script supervisor
Colin McDermott .... office production assistant
Ryan McDowell .... production assistant
Russell Nunley .... Key set Production assistant
Jennifer Ricci .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Mule" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for violence including a rape, some sexual and drug content, and language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Story No One Wants To Hear Or Tell, 9 February 2014
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

So far, it has been the "Duty" of Independent Films to Tackle the "Hot Button" Issue of Illegal Immigration, so here it is. With a Miniscule Budget and some Good Intentions this Spotty Story of the Horrors that Await these Border Crossers is Assuredly Quite Bleak and Gut-Wrenching.

The Backstory of Sharon Stone's Career as a TV News Reporter is Handled so Sloppily that it is Basically Forgotten for most of the Movie. It Invades Quickly on the most Slimy of Non-Human Entities, that are the Worst Scum and Dirt Bags Imaginable, Border Brutes from Hell.

The Point of the Suffering and Dehumanization of these Folks Trying to make it to a Better Life is Brought Home with some Ugly Violence but Nevertheless the Case is Clearly Made that Things "are not that simple" and the Whole Matter is a Mess and People, including Women and Children are Paying a Heavy Price while most Americans haven't a Clue or Even Worse are Apathetic.

Not a Bad Movie but it is a bit Amateurish and Angles all over the Place, but it does have a Message and it isn't Lost in the Desert Dust, but the Inattention that this Movie has Received is just Another Example of the Story No One Wants to Hear or Tell.

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