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Beyond Borders (2003)

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Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah Jordan
... Nick Callahan
... Charlotte Jordan
... Henry Bauford
... Elliott Hauser
... Steiger
... Lawrence Bauford
... Mrs. Bauford
... Philip (as Johnathan Higgins)
John Gausden ... Jimmy Bauford
Isabelle Horler ... Anna Bauford
... Master of Ceremonies
Keelan Anthony ... Jojo (as Keelan Anthony Ray Forsythe)
... Rolly
Kalyane Tea ... Steiger's Girlfriend
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Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world. Written by Anonymous

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In A Place She Didn't Belong, Among People She Never Knew, She Found A Way To Make A Difference. See more »


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Rated R for language and war-related violence | See all certifications »

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24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá de las fronteras  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,076,402, 26 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,426,297, 23 November 2003
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Trivia

Ralph Fiennes was originally attached to this project when Oliver Stone was still slated to direct, according to an interview with Fiennes on Charlie Rose (December 28, 2000). See more »

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Jimmy Bauford is 4 years old in the 1989 segment and 10 years old in the 1995 segment. He is played by the same child actor in both segments, and he does not age a day. See more »

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Sarah Jordan: I wonder, do we all know where we belong? And if we do, in our hearts, why do we so often do nothing about it? There must be more to this life, a purpose for us all, a place to belong. You were my home. I knew from the moment I met you, that night, so many years ago.
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This film is dedicated to all relief workers and the millions of people who are victims of war and persecution. They continue to inspire us all with their courage and will to survive. See more »

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Featured in Six Feet Under: The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) See more »

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Too Late for Love
Written by Son Thoeung
Performed by Suorn Chantha
Courtesy of Chlangden Production and Son Thoeung
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Gritty, real, and yet not preachy
25 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I think they did a magnificent job of showing the stark, gritty, in-your-face reality of life for many people in our world. It wasn't glorified, it wasn't scandalized, there were no quick fixes. Just people struggling to help the handful they can. This is what it's really like.

In addition, the way the arms-smuggling angle was covered was also very deftly handled. It wasn't condoned, the problems, the reasons, the advantages and the consequences were all demonstrated. But at the end of it all the viewer is simply left with the question "so what do you do?"... they sure weren't going to hand over a half-digested pat answer.

Every so often a movie comes along that shows us how "the other half lives", movies like The City of Joy, Baraka, Salaam Bombay. I'd put Beyond Borders in that category. Perhaps not quite as brutally true-to-life as the former, but I think the love-story aspect may pull in some viewers that would otherwise not go anywhere near such sights, and that, I think, is a very good thing.


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