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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The border is about to Heat up. 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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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

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 ManBehindTheMask63See 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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