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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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Isaac Florentine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jack Robideaux
Stephen Lord ... Benjamin Meyers
Natalie J. Robb Natalie J. Robb ... Capt. Ramona Garcia
Gary McDonald ... Billy Pawnell
Daniel Perrone Daniel Perrone ... Felix Nestor
Scott Adkins ... Karp
Andrée Bernard ... Lexxi
Dan Davies Dan Davies ... Emile
Miles Anderson ... Arthur Pennigton
Luis Algar Luis Algar ... Benito Ortiz
Todd Jensen ... Wray
Ivaylo Geraskov Ivaylo Geraskov ... Gallery
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... The Contact
Phil McKee ... Jed
Bogdan Plakov Bogdan Plakov ... Turgell
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Storyline

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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One man shall lead them to justice... See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shepherd: Border Patrol See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the briefing about 50,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border there's a citation on the wall titled: "Cheief" Commissioner's Commendation. See more »

Quotes

Jed: That's quite a bunny you have there.
[Jack ignores him]
Jed: Now, that's not very nice. Ignoring me when I'm talking to you, especially since you've already shown what a gentleman you are.
Lexxi: Jed.
Jed: Shut up, Lexxi! I think Lexxi likes you. And that means I don't.
Jack Robideaux: I'm just trying to have a meal.
Jed: And I'm trying to figure where the hell do you get off making me look bad with my girl!
Jack Robideaux: [to Lexxi] Check, please.
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Connections

Referenced in Shrink (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Face of Love
Written by Tito Larriva
Performed by Tito & Turantula
Produced by Tito Larriva
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I expected more but a decent effort from van damme
24 February 2008 | by canike07See all my reviews

Jean claude van damme, scott adkins and director issac florentine-this had the chance to be better then undisputed 2 but for some reason they just don't get it right. Van damme's fight scenes are nothing more than a couple of front kicks and roundhouses, nothing spectacular-just average. The movie is low budget and the supporting actors aside from scott adkins all need acting classes but I could have looked way beyond that because all I wanted to see was jean-claude doing what he used to do best and MAN! was I let down. Maybe van damme should go to a couple of pilates classes to try and regain some flexability. I think he still has the makings to have a comeback, He just needs to find the right project.


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