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Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller, Western | 31 July 2014 (USA)
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A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

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Michael Berry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Roy
Michael Peña ... Miguel
Eva Longoria ... Paulina
Amy Madigan ... Olivia
Aden Young ... Sheriff Randall Hunt
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Jose
Daniel Zacapa ... Abuelo
Tenaya Torres Tenaya Torres ... Nana
Seth Adkins ... Sean
Evan Adrian ... Brad
Tony Ford ... Kevin
Michelle Rios ... Flora
Lorél Medina ... Angelica
Marilyn Rising ... Kaye
Matthew Page ... Carl
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Storyline

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including a sexual assault, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Persian

Release Date:

31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fronteira See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,962, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$59,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,696
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2:40
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Trivia

Cameo: Director/writer Michael Berry, his wife and daughter. Family that got their house broke into and their truck stolen. See more »

Quotes

Abuelo: As long as a man has his hands, he can make a living.
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Soundtracks

Peer Pressure
Written by Iason Chronis (as Chronis) / Coen Berrier (as Berrier) / Laprell Nelson (as Nelson) / Mark Gajadhar (as Gajadar) / Thomas Gray (as Gray)
Performed by Mason featuring Champagne Champagne
Courtesy of Hot Streak Music BV/LDA
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A Welcome Relief
19 January 2015 | by doggett-clintSee all my reviews

I'm a big movie buff and I focus on the values of writing, production, and entertainment. I'm tired of all the buddy-cop, cookie cutter action movies these days. They are ALL THE SAME. I look for movies that have interesting ideas.

Frontera was a welcome relief to my annoyance with the current movie industry. The writing was very well done and the pacing was perfect. I felt interested and engaged the entire time. I like how the Mexicans actually spoke Spanish. Even though there were a lot of subtitles, it was much more realistic.

I loved the implications of importance placed on the family. The families of Miguel, Roy, and the sheriff are all placed in extremely difficult situations which must be overcome. I feel like most people could relate to these situations in some way-- I did. In addition, the things that Miguel's wife goes through sheds light on the circumstance and difficulties of those looking for a better life. The maltreatment and suffering they go through are real.

Finally, I loved the ending. My heart was racing because I had established a personal affection for the characters. This movie was well worth my time.


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