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The Shepherd (2008)

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A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

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A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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The Shepherd: Border Patrol  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Scott Adkins who co-stars with Jean-Claude Van Damme in this movie was recently the star of a sequel to Hard Target which originally starred Van Damme and was John Woo's first American movie. See more »

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When the American police cars are hit by the drug running bus as it returns to the border, a police car is flipped, its bonnet ( hood) flies up - and there is clearly no engine. See more »

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Benjamin Meyers: Did they train you how to withstand torture? Because they trained me how to administer it.
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Referenced in Shrink (2009) See more »

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Strange Face of Love
Written by Tito Larriva
Performed by Tito & Turantula
Produced by Tito Larriva
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Van Damme's back to kicking some butt!
9 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Well...it's about time! Van Damme is back and kicking in this action thriller that's his best film in recent years. The plot isn't too inventive but the whole border patrol theme is interesting and the ex-marines as drug smugglers twist is cool. But what makes this movie awesome is the fact that Van Damme is back to doing martial arts again. His latest films have been more acting oriented, but in "The Shepard", JCVD is back to dropping the bad guys and looks to be in excellent shape. There are some impressive fight scenes and Van Damme shows he can still pull out the old famous 360-spinning heel kick. For being a low-budget action movie, it does have good sets and great stunts. Van Damme says some humorous lines and shows that he's improving as an actor. I'm glad he's back to dealing out some Van Damage...i've been let down by the lack of fighting in his recent films. Scott Adkins is great in his role and Van Damme and him have a 1 on 1 showdown at the end. Overall, it's one of Van Damme's better films and it will keep you entertained. A must rent for JCVD fans. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for another martial arts epic like "Bloodsport" or "Kickboxer". Nok Su Kow!


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