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Border Radio (1987)

R | | Drama | 14 November 1987 (USA)
Two musicians and a roadie take money that is owed to them from a job. One flees to Mexico, and everyone has questions.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris D. Chris D. ... Jeff Bailey
Chris Shearer Chris Shearer ... Chris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Alvin Dave Alvin ... Dave
Devon Anders Devon Anders ... Devon
Luanna Anders Luanna Anders ... Lu
Iris Berry Iris Berry ... Scenester
Julie Christensen Julie Christensen ... Door girl
John Doe ... Dean
Eddie Flowers Eddie Flowers ... Thug
Green on Red Green on Red ... Band in Club
Texacala Jones Texacala Jones ... Babysitter
Chuck Shepard Chuck Shepard ... Expatriate
Sebastian Sopeland Sebastian Sopeland ... Thug
Craig Stark ... Thug
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Storyline

Two musicians and a roadie take money that is owed to them from a job. One flees to Mexico, and everyone has questions.

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Taglines:

Jeff Bailey. His wife wants him back. His band wants him on stage. Some thugs want his head. ...He wants another beer.

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Graniczne radio See more »

Filming Locations:

Baja California, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Coyote Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title of the movie is identical to that of a track on the self-titled 1981 album by The Blasters. Guitarist Dave Alvin of The Blasters is a lead in the movie. See more »

Crazy Credits

Many Curses on: Those who tried to thwart us. See more »

Connections

References Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What Dreams Are For
Performed by Green on Red
From the album "Gas Food Lodging" (1985)
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"Historical document," my foot
10 January 2007 | by Tinkerbettie1See all my reviews

I just saw this movie for the first time tonight, and I loved it. It is beautifully shot with some great performances. It's funny, dark, and real. The music is great. As for the film being a "historical document," it does encapsulate part of the L.A. music scene in the '80s, but the movie is actually pretty timeless and still stands up today without ever seeming like a caricature of the times. This is one of the finest low-budget indie films I have seen. It really doesn't even need to be qualified that way. It is just an enjoyable film that works. Chris D.'s performance is especially poignant and Luanna Anders is perfect. If you love L.A., punk, or just a good story, see this film.


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