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I Witness (2003)

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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

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Rowdy Herrington
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Credited cast:
Jeff Daniels ... James Rhodes
James Spader ... Douglas Draper
Portia de Rossi ... Emily Thompson (as Portia De Rossi)
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Claudio Castillo
Wade Williams ... Roy Logan (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Carter
Jordi Caballero ... Captain Madrid
Adriano González ... Umberto Zato (as Adriano Gonzalez)
Pablo Cunqueiro ... Father Perez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Alvarez Ricardo Alvarez ... Bolo
Yan England ... Jud
Norman Grant Norman Grant ... Fields (as Norman J. Grant)
Oscar H. Guerrero Oscar H. Guerrero ... Antonio
Enrique Huertas Enrique Huertas ... Ramon
Carolyn Seymour ... Lady Anne
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Storyline

Jim Rhodes is a human rights worker in Tijuana for a few days to make sure that union elections are fair at a maquiladora owned by a U.S. corporation. In quick succession, the police assault the strikers, the bodies of 27 peasants turn up in an abandoned tunnel that has caved in, and two U.S. teen bikers are missing. As Rhodes pokes around and speculates on connections among these events, he's beaten up, warned off by a drug dealer's attorney, and given varying degrees of help by the U.S. State Department rep, the U.S. Trade rep, and an honest local cop. It's always about money, but whose is at stake and how cheap is Rhodes's life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The letter Rhodes opens when arriving to Tijuana has the logo of the Ministerio de Justicia (Ministry of Justice) from Mexico. In Mexico, the ministries are called "Secretarías" (Departments) and justice is served by Procuraduría General de la República (Attorney's General Office). See more »

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[Castillo, who's a detective, and Rhodes, who's an American, are being shot at while investigating some shacks in Mexico]
James Rhodes: People hunt out here a lot?
Claudio Castillo: Just for gringos and dumb cops.
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Best thriller writing I've seen in a while. Reminds me of "Witness."
11 August 2006 | by Paradox3waySee all my reviews

I've read other comments here which say it's also like "Traffic." Ditto that for me as well. Don't know who these writers are (Colin Greene and Robert Ozn) but they are truly awesome. Tight plotting, terse cop-talk tied to characterization and impassioned issue oriented story-line without preaching. Love the way the writers tie the diverse story lines together at the very end. I never guessed how it was all related and they really knew how to keep me hooked. Jeff Daniels gives a very cool,understated performance. Love Portia DeRossi, very sexy without trying. And of course James Spader is always fascinating to watch - wish he had more to do in this flick. I saw this in Europe on a DVD. How come this thing is not out in the USA?!


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Release Date:

13 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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