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.


Isaac Florentine





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


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


When the sun sets, two warriors will rise See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Natalie J Robb, star of the British soap Emmerdale plays the police chief, using an American accent, very different from her usual Scottish brogue. See more »


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 »


Capt. Ramona Garcia: Don't mistake these tits for weakness, Jack.
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Referenced in The Last Friday (2011) See more »


Strange Face of Love
Written by Tito Larriva
Performed by Tito & Turantula
Produced by Tito Larriva
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its better than "second in command".. but not much else!!!!!
19 February 2008 | by dvsdevittSee all my reviews

anybody that would come on here and check this page on "the shepherd: border patrol" is no doubt a van damme fan like me.....I have seen all of his movies (i own all of them) and love allot of them. I was so excited the other night when i got the link to "the shepherd" and was hoping for the best.... but unfortunately this one is weak...actually its budge! The action scenes are OK ... van damme does kick a chair at a guy in a restaurant and it looks wicked... but the gun fights are lame and so are the characters... it a very dark film... dark as in no budget for shooting at night kinda dark..lol I was hoping for a DTV movie like "wake of death".. which was frikin wicked for a direct to video..... But don't worry its still better than "second in command".. but how can it not be lol........ ( I have nutting against DTV movies ... (i love cheesy action movies) anyways they should have just called it border patrol.... because that is what the movie is about..(Why is it called "the Shepard?").. plus it sounds much better as a van damme movie title..(he has some hilarious titles) I really tried to find things about this movie that I liked but its below average unfortunately........... the town thats supposed to be some Texas town .. is jokes.. its a ghost town........ most likely in some country across the world.. and van damme might say a total of 50 WORDS in the entire movie........SERIOUSLY!!

And van damme's pet rabbit... and all of the flash back stuff is wack!! so is his partner........ the female boss was o.k what can i say about this movie...... its pretty bad.. it had no budget ( it looks cheap) ......... I thought it was gonna be a wicked movie man was i disappointed........................ I am as big a fan as anyone.

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Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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