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Border Patrol (2000)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie
A private detective stumbles into limbo - and is shocked to find it inhabited by dead criminals trying to make it back to the land of the living, with hard-working detectives trying to stop... See full summary »

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Mark Haber
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael DeLorenzo ... Det. Freddie Chavez
Clayton Rohner ... Cal Newman
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Dr. Roderick Helms
Mary Elkins Mary Elkins ... Janet Helms
Bianca Nacson Bianca Nacson ... Maureen Ryder
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Capt. Takeyama (as Anthony Wong)
Jacqueline Graham Jacqueline Graham ... Emily Wells
Tony Harvey Tony Harvey ... Hieronymous
Michael Scott Michael Scott ... Martin Eldridge
Ian Watkin Ian Watkin ... Baldy
Bob Newman Bob Newman ... Doctor
Michael Moore Michael Moore ... Wounded Man
Don Battee ... Detective Copeland (as Don Batte)
Kym Jackson ... Secretary
Tom Betts Tom Betts ... TVC Director
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A private detective stumbles into limbo - and is shocked to find it inhabited by dead criminals trying to make it back to the land of the living, with hard-working detectives trying to stop them. Accompanied by an other-worldly aid, he battles to foil the villainous plans of a particularly ghastly ghost. Written by Horror Channel

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Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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Dr. Helms: You don't bring a gun to a fight like this. You bring God, or the Devil Himself.
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Lots of imagination here.
28 June 2002 | by SquirePMSee all my reviews

I don't know why IMDb has zilch on this movie, but it's very cool and full of creative departures from run of the mill movies. The "Border Patrol" in question has no jurisdiction on geographic borders. Its mission is to patrol the border between the living world and the netherworld. It keeps tabs on those troublemakers who have passed on, but still seek to mess with the corporeal world.

Given that premise, the execution is a lot better than you'd expect from a movie that gets a blank page in our favorite Database. The real world is dressed in typical modern day accouterments, but the netherworld is awash in coolth. Old customized Packard sedans with right-hand drive, manual typewriters that clack out computerized data, and some very stylish zoot suits and fedoras.

The cast runs a pretty wide range of talent, from wholly professional to embarrassingly amateurish. On the other hand, the special effects are up to snuff. The Border Patrol handguns look great and fire something I just can't resist calling pulses of netherenergy.

I rate it a pretty ingenious affair all around, and it's driven by a worthy if not revolutionary plot. The mystery to me is why IMDb has so little data on it.


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