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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.

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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:

Truth can be murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

movie website | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA | Mexico

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Verdades que matan See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,329,799
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress-producer Jennifer Lopez was awarded Amnesty International's "Artists for Amnesty" Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for this film for "examining the ongoing murders of hundreds of women in a Mexican border town". 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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Version of Muertas (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance de Amor
Written by Hector Pimental
Performed by Hector Pimental
Courtesy of Pimental Music, Inc.
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This is worth seeing!
26 February 2008 | by rombachSee all my reviews

After hearing this movie would not be released on the big screen I had doubts about whether I wanted to see it. I'm glad my curiosity won out over the bad press. This movie was compelling, suspenseful, and well acted. J-lo is believable in her role and gives an impressive performance.

I was uncomfortable through nearly the entire movie; one of the marks of an excellent suspense/drama. The importance of the topic of this movie should be enough to encourage people to see it but it is not for the faint of heart. Put the kids to bed early before starting the movie!!


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