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Highway Patrolman ()

El patrullero (original title)
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An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick... See more »

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Pedro
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Anibal
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Maribel
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Griselda
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Sargento Barreras
Malena Doria ...
Abuela
Towi Islas ...
Emilio
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Comandante Navarro
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Comandante Sanchez
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Sr. Mateos
Ana Bertha Espín ...
Sra. Sánchez
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Sr. Rojas
Maricruz Nájera ...
Sra. Rojas
Adyari Cházaro ...
Isabel (as Adjari Cházaro)
Carlos Álvarez ...
Luis
Karl Braun ...
Gringo #1
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Gringo #2
Ron Stoliar ...
Gringo #3
Guillermo Ríos ...
Teniente Perez
Arturo Farfán ...
Camionero
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Sospechoso #1
Alejandro Bracho ...
Sospechoso #2
Gabriel Pingarrón ...
Ayudante de Estacion
Jorge Fegán ...
Chofer Exploradores
René Pereyra ...
Mecanico #1
Mauricio Rubi ...
Conductor Ebrio
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Guardian (as Gerardo Zepeda 'Chiquilin')
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Pasajero Simon
Moisés Iván Mora ...
Hijo del Gobernador
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Doctor Bolaños
Magda Rodríguez ...
Bellisima Mujer
Regino Herrera ...
Cantinero Viejo
Gerardo Moscoso ...
Gobernador
Claudia Becker ...
Madre Consuelo
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Despachadora de Radio
Victorino Porcayo ...
Operador
Ana Rittner ...
Reportera

Directed by

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Alex Cox

Written by

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Lorenzo O'Brien ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jean-Michel Lacor ... co-producer (as Jean Michel Lacor)
Sammy O. Masada ... executive producer
Kuniaki Negishi ... executive producer
Lorenzo O'Brien ... producer
Brant Reiter ... associate producer
Naoki Tachikawa ... co-executive producer

Cinematography by

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Miguel Garzón

Film Editing by

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Carlos Puente

Editorial Department

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Ruben Guerrero ... color timer
Edgar Pavon ... first assistant editor
Alain J. Romi ... second assistant editor (as Alain Romi)

Casting By

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Claudia Becker
Miguel Sandoval

Production Design by

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Cecilia Montiel

Art Direction by

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Omero Espinoza ... (as Homero Espinoza)
Bryce Perrin

Set Decoration by

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Brigitte Broch

Costume Design by

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Manuela Loaeza

Makeup Department

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María Eugenia Luna ... makeup artist
María de los Ángeles Rico ... makeup artist (as Maria de Los Angeles Rico)

Production Management

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Alejandra Liceaga ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Javier Durán ... first assistant director: STIC (as Javier Duran Escalona)
Joaquin Silva ... second assistant director
René Villarreal ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Adriana Aimo ... art department assistant
Manuel Barrera Oliver ... construction (as Manuel Barrera)
Ana Barreto ... painter: El Oasis mural
Arturo Bastón ... art department assistant
Hernandez Fernando ... scenic artist
Angélica García ... art department assistant (as Angelica Garcia)
Ignacio Guzmán ... art department assistant (as Ignacio Guzman)
Celso Peña ... props (as Celso Peña Vilchis)
Jorge Rodríguez ... assistant props (as Jorge Rodriguez)
Ivan Romero ... art department assistant
Eligio Trujillo ... scenic artist
Roberto Valdenegro ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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Shimon Alkeslasy ... sound apprentice
Peter Brancaccio ... sound editor
Betty Burkhart ... sound editor
Dane A. Davis ... sound effects supervisor
Salvador Enríquez ... boom operator (as Salvador Enrique Bautista)
Gonzalo Gavira ... sound effects
Tommy Goodwin ... adr mixer
Zigmund Gron ... sound editor
Stanley Kastner ... sound re-recording engineer
Kini Kay ... sound editor
David Mullen ... sound apprentice
Bruce Murphy ... stereo engineer
Roberto Muñoz ... sound engineer
Stewart Nelsen ... sound editor (as Stewart Nelson)
Mark Ormandy ... assistant sound
Carlos Puente ... sound supervisor
Charles W. Ritter ... sound editor (as Charles Ritter)
Christopher Sheldon ... sound effects supervisor
Greg Steele ... re-recording engineer
Todd Toon ... sound editor
Daniel W. Victor Jr. ... stereo engineer
Lisa K. Wolf ... assistant sound

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Alfredo Antonio ... special effects assistant
Alejandro Castillo Barros ... special effects assistant (as Alejandro Castillo)
Federico Farfán ... special effects (as Federico Farfan)

Stunts

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Alejandro de la Peña ... stunt double
Noel León ... stunt double (as Noel Leon)
Sammy Ortiz ... stunt double
Russell Towery ... stunts: Robocop footage (archiveFootage)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Elfego Alaniz ... electrician (as Elfego Alaniz Duran)
Eika Aoshima ... still photographer
Francisco Sanchez Ayala ... grip
Alex Cox ... still photographer
Javier Enríquez ... lighting technician (as Javier Enrique Bautista)
Carlos García ... electrician
Miguel Garzon Jr. ... second assistant camera
Aristeo Hernández ... assistant camera
Felipe Morales ... grip
Jesús Rodríguez ... chief grip (as Jesus Rodriguez)
Jorge Russek ... still photographer
Miguel Urbina ... first assistant camera
Shoji Usui ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tolita Figueroa ... costume designer: uniforms
Cristina Salgado ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Pablo Buelna ... location manager
Catherine Nancey ... location manager

Music Department

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Killer D. ... musician: drums and vocals
Philip Miller ... composer: theme "Noticiero del Norte"
Carlo Nuccio ... music engineer
Matt Tecu ... musician: drums

Transportation Department

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Victor Manuel Doniz ... transportation
Terry Fernández ... transportation coordinator
Ruben Lugo ... transportation
Rafael Rodríguez ... transportation (as Rafael Rodriguez)
Eulogio Sanchez ... transportation
Rogelio Sanchez ... transportation
José Luis Sierra ... transportation (as Jose Luis Sierra)
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. ... transportation captain (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dionisio Bolaños ... crew
Mariano Carranco ... production assistant
Luis Carrillo ... insurance
Maury Carvajal ... continuity (as Maury Carvajal Santillan)
Abel Casillas ... delegate: ANDA
Alida Castellán ... accountant (as Alida Castelan)
Juan Chavez ... caterer
Isabel Cilvetti ... accountant
Juan Cuellar ... caterer
Todd Darling ... video coordinator
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Debbie Diaz ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Lourdes Fuentes ... caterer
Madeleine Gavin ... assistant to writer
Isaac Pineda Gonzalez ... production assistant
Jose Ruben Gonzalez ... crew
Virginia Hardy ... production coordinator
Narciso Hernandez ... caterer
Sonia Madrudo ... translator
Juan Maldonado ... caterer
Rene Maruri ... extras coordinator
Angel Mendoza ... crew
Sandra Montiel ... apprentice
Gerardo Moscoso ... medic
Lourdes Perez Nido ... production auditor (as Lourdes Perez)
Miguel A. Quintanar ... crew
Jose Ramirez ... caterer
Ruben Rodarte ... mechanic
Jacobus Rose ... production executive
Yukiko Sakamura ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Amalia Sanchez ... caterer
Irene Schonwit ... apprentice
Tomás Tapia ... crew (as Tomas Tapia Cruz)
Jaime Trejo ... crew
Fernando Vazquez ... crew

Thanks

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Jon Davison ... thanks
Fox Harris ... in memory of
Antonio Hernandez ... thanks
Irma Hernandez ... thanks
Lee Katz ... thanks
Jean Pierre Lacor ... thanks
Silva Mayagoitia ... thanks
Alex O'Brien ... in memory of
Ira Schreck ... thanks

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Plot Summary

An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick courtship, his taking of bribes ("la mordida"), and his slow exposure to drug smuggling. Rojas re-forms his idealism as youthful naivete gives way to an adult's complicated choices. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Highway Patrolman (United States)
  • Highway Patrolman (World-wide, English title)
  • Highway Patrolman (France)
  • O batsos tou Highway (Greece)
  • Дорожный патрульный (Russia)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Scenes from RoboCop 2 (1990) can be seen on the television in one scene. Alex Cox was originally approached to direct 'RoboCop 2' but turned it down after reading the script by Frank Miller and disliking it. See more »
Movie Connections Features RoboCop 2 (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Tema 'Noticiero del Norte' See more »

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