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Borderland (2007)

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On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Presley ... Ed
Rider Strong ... Phil
Jake Muxworthy ... Henry
Beto Cuevas ... Santillan
Martha Higareda ... Valeria
Sean Astin ... Randall
Damián Alcázar ... Ulises
Marco Bacuzzi ... Gustavo
Roberto Sosa ... Luis
José María Yazpik ... Zoilo
Humberto Busto ... Mario
Elizabeth Cervantes ... Anna
Francesca Guillén ... Lupe
Alenka Rios Alenka Rios ... Amelia
Tomás Goros Tomás Goros ... Captain Ramirez
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Storyline

Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group of new ones to prepare for a sacrifice. Written by Anonymous

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A Sacrifice Will Be Made See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence/torture, drug use, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Al límite del terror See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie, a member of the cult says that the sacrifices they conduct make their drug smuggling vehicles invisible to law enforcement. In real life, the arrest that led to the discovery of the cult that kidnapped and murdered Mark Kilroy, happened after a drug courier and member of the cult, was arrested hauling drugs across the border in broad daylight. The suspect thought he was invisible due to the human sacrifices being carried out by the cult. See more »

Quotes

Ulises: Just look at the evidence, that's all I'm asking. look. They robbed a grave last night. They stole a child's body! it's for Santillan's Nganga! they're preparing it for his arrival.
Captain Ramirez: Listen, you asked me to listen to your story. and I have. Forget about your partner. This isn't Mexico City; this isn't even Mexico. This is the border. The border has no memory. Remembering here... gets you killed.
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No Hay Garantía
Written by Manuel A. Ruiz
Performed by Yaga Y Mackie
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Shockingly Good
21 July 2017 | by guszakSee all my reviews

I am from Texas and am more than familiar with the actual incident in which a UT student on Spring Break was abducted by a an insane narco-cult that ended up sacrificing him. I remember the news stories. So, this film instantly perked my interest. However, I was also more than aware that this was not exactly a big budget film and gave the appearance of being yet another torture horror movie. However, I was blown away by the final product. This film has a slick an exceptional look, the scenes are so well shot, cinematography and choreography, great. Secondly, the acting is exceptional. Not super famous actors here, but they are putting there all into these performances. You really start to feel like you are in this dark Mexican underworld where crazies are looking to perform human sacrifices. In the end, what you have is a very intense, well acted movie that hearkens back to the classic midnight movies of the 1970s. The violence level is intense in many scenes, but hey, the actual story this was based on was grotesquely violent, so.. Give this film a shot, if you can get past the intensity, you will be impressed.


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