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On the Line (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | September 1987 (USA)
A Border Patrol Agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal people across the border from Mexico.

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José Luis Borau (as Jose Luis Borau)

Writers:

José Luis Borau (as Jose Luis Borau), Barbara Probst Solomon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Bryant
Scott Wilson ... Mitch
Victoria Abril ... Engracia
Jeff Delger Jeff Delger ... Chuck
Paul Richardson Paul Richardson ... Jonathan
David Povall ... Pimp (as David Estuardo)
Christopher Saylors Christopher Saylors ... Rooney
Stacy Sanches Stacy Sanches ... Rita (as Stacy Sanchez)
Mitch Pileggi ... Stephens
Anne Galvin Anne Galvin ... Rita
Susana Zepeda Susana Zepeda
Ben Jones ... Texan Lawyer
Carlos Cantú Carlos Cantú ... Mexican Consul (as Carlos Cantu)
Richard Rutowski ... Duty Officer
Steven Polinsky Steven Polinsky ... Law Professor
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A Border Patrol Agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal people across the border from Mexico.

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She sells pleasure. He sells freedom.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Downstream See more »

Filming Locations:

Laredo, Texas, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The was the last film project for Sam Jaffe. See more »

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Barfly
Written by Georg Michalski (as G. Michalski)
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Ring around the prostitute ........
14 August 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Although billed as action adventure, "On the Line" plays more like an off kilter romance, that happens to revolve around a Mexican whore, Victoria Abril. The conflict between Border Patrol officer, Scott Wilson, and smuggler David Carradine seems almost like an afterthought. Carradine's screen time is minimal, while Wilson more or less carries the film. Mention should be made of Sam Jaffe, who appears in a small role. Totally unacceptable is the amateurish lead performance by Jeff Delger. Indeed I have seen high school actors that delivered their lines far better than this actor wannabe. The choppy editing, and a story that seems stretched to the max almost drags this down to the mat, but not quite. If you admire Scott Wilson or David Carradine, see it, but only if you are prepared for the dreadful acting by Delger. - MERK


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