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Beyond Borders (2003)

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The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.

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Martin Campbell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Sarah Jordan
Clive Owen ... Nick Callahan
Teri Polo ... Charlotte Jordan
Linus Roache ... Henry Bauford
Noah Emmerich ... Elliott Hauser
Yorick van Wageningen ... Steiger
Timothy West ... Lawrence Bauford
Kate Trotter ... Mrs. Bauford
Jonathan Higgins ... Philip (as Johnathan Higgins)
John Gausden John Gausden ... Jimmy Bauford
Isabelle Horler Isabelle Horler ... Anna Bauford
Iain Lee ... Master of Ceremonies
Keelan Anthony Keelan Anthony ... Jojo (as Keelan Anthony Ray Forsythe)
John Bourgeois ... Rolly
Kalyane Tea Kalyane Tea ... Steiger's Girlfriend
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Storyline

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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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Amharic | Khmer | German | Chechen

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Más allá de las fronteras See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Colour was drained from the picture in some scenes to reflect the harsh realities of war docu-style. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the rebels put a grenade next to the baby, they put a pineapple grenade in its lap. The pins on a grenade has a cotter pin with the ends bent to prevent accidental explosions. The rebel does not take the time to straighten the pins making it impossible for the child to pull the pin. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References St. Elsewhere (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Karto
Written by Chuck (Charles) Jonkey
Performed by Ninky Nanka Group with Chuck Jonkey
Courtesy of Chuck Jonkey & Sonic Safari Music
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Gritty, real, and yet not preachy
25 October 2003 | by adrianthewlisSee 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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