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Bordertown (2007)

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A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso.

Director:

Gregory Nava

Writer:

Gregory Nava
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Zapata ... Eva Jimenez
Irineo Alvarez Irineo Alvarez ... Domingo Esparza
Rene Rivera ... Aris Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez ... Lauren Adrian
Martin Sheen ... George Morgan
Karolinah Villarreal ... Young Lauren
Debrianna Mansini ... Flight Attendant
Randall Batinkoff ... Frank Kozerski
Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre ... Curandero (as Gonzalo Mauro Montiel)
Antonio Banderas ... Alfonso Diaz
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Lourdes Jimenez (as Zaide Sylvia Gutierrez)
Amelia Zapata Amelia Zapata ... Lourdes's Friend
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Julio
Jorge Urzua Jorge Urzua ... Eduardo Lopes
Ruben G. Rojas Ruben G. Rojas ... Eduardo's Man (as Ruben Rojas)
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Storyline

Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. Written by Jlo-fan

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Taglines:

Lies. Corruption. Murder. One reporter will break the silence. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a brutal rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Prior to being made, the picture was previously in development at two studios, both MGM and New Line Cinema. See more »

Quotes

Lourdes Jimenez: Si, we work in the factories, we know a little English.
Lauren Adrian: Well, maybe with your little English, and my VERY little Spanish, we can get through this.
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Soundtracks

Me Voy A Portar Mal
Written by Rafael E. Rivera
Performed by Rafizone and Dangerous J Ko
Courtesy of BIHG, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Barely above average
1 June 2008 | by mw77009See all my reviews

Presenting like a made for TV movie, this film had some memorable moments as a suspense thriller. However, it does a lousy job of telling the stories of the murdered women in Juarez. As pure entertainment, the story was good. Its always fun to see and hear Juanes and at least the performances were convincing enough to allow me to care about the characters and the plot. However, the oftentimes formulaic and stereotyped presentation of the characters pulled this film down and insulted my intelligence. The tryst between Jennifer Lopez' character and the factory owner was completely gratuitous. It is a shame that the made for TV production quality cheapened the story. There were times when I expected the most interesting man in the world to pop out from the shadows saying "I don't often drink beer but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis." Its worth a dollar as a grocery store DVD but not much more.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Bordertown See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,332,427
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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