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Desierto (2015)

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A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

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Moises
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Sam
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Adela
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Mechas
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Lobo
David Peralta Arreola ...
Ulises
Óscar Flores Guerrero ...
Ramiro
Erik Vázquez ...
Coyote
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Border Patrol
Aquileo De Jesús Calihua ...
Migrant
Dionicio Roberto Avilés García ...
Migrant
Víctor Alfonso Zárate Mendoza ...
Migrant
Claudia Angélica Amador Castellanos ...
Migrant
Francisco Jhonnathan Toscano Usnaya ...
Migrant
Dolores Micaela Guzmán Méndez ...
Migrant
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Storyline

What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the Patriotic American trying to prevent more illegal immigrants from entering into the United States. Written by STX Entertainment

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A chase where only the strongest survive. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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13 April 2016 (France)  »

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Deserto  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$514,282 (USA) (16 October 2016)

Gross:

$1,828,933 (USA) (6 November 2016)
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lew Temple have appeared in The Walking Dead (2010). Temple played inmate Axel back in the prison episodes in season three, and Morgan plays Negan in season six and beyond. See more »

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Given his age, his level of experience, the high temperature of the day and the presence of Border Patrol agents where he's shooting, it's doubtful that Sam would risk drinking Jim Beam (bourbon) while hunting. Alcohol dehydrates people, and the very last thing a person wants to be in the desert is dehydrated. See more »

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Sam: Welcome to the land of the free.
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Featured in My Second Vote: Me-O-Mentary II (2016) See more »

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Que Te Mate El Desierto
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Written by Woodkid
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JDM fans will want to watch this to prepare for TWD!
14 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly good movie! Unlike other reviewers, I did not see the "politics" in the movie at all. The fact that the gunman was killing illegals was just part of the story line. The same guy could have been killing sorority girls and not Hispanics, and the plot would have been: serial killer attacks sorority girls. It is basically the same plot and story line of any "slasher movie"--only in this one, JDM uses .300 WinMag and not a butcher knife.

I thought the movie was well acted by Jeffery Dean Morgan and Gael Garcia as the protagonists. The dialogue was insipid at times, but the overall tension created by Morgan's character and more so, by Tracker, his dog, was excellent.

If you want to get ready for Negan in The Walking Dead (also played by Jeffery Dean) then I recommend you watch Desirio as a warm-up.


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