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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

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

22 February 2007 (Germany) 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene in which Jennifer Lopez's character, Adrienne Morgan, is speaking to her boss, George Morgan, played by Martin Sheen, she says: "I've been running away from who I am my whole life, because you dont want to be Mexican, not in this country." This is interesting because, she is saying these lines to Martin Sheen, Who's real name is Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez, and he adopted the screen name "Martin Sheen" in order to get acting jobs because of opposition he experienced trying to use his birth name given to him by his immigrant parents. One can imagine that the emotions his character displayed might have actually been real since her words were relevant to the actors real life experiences. See more »

Quotes

Alfonso Diaz: Are you going to endanger their lives for a fucking story?
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Soundtracks

Romance de Amor
Written by Hector Pimental
Performed by Hector Pimental
Courtesy of Pimental Music, Inc.
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Great
27 September 2007 | by iceblue8809See all my reviews

This was a great movie....... I am from El Paso Texas and these killings have been happening approx. since 2003 and this movie really needed to be made so that people can realize that it is happening in my sister city. El Paso and Juarez are in different countries, but they both join into one. So this problem is not only Mexico's, but it is also a problem that the US experiences. The only reason that this movie is not a 10 is because is did have a bit too much drama... but we have to remember all the hell that this movie got not only from Mexican officials, but from Hollywood. So i give mad props to JLo, Antonio, & to everyone who produced/ contributed to this film.


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