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The unstable new kingpin of a Tijuana drug cartel is targeted by an assassin for elimination.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Mark Shields
Andy Garcia ... Javier Salazar
Esai Morales ... René Pelon
Armand Assante ... Padre Antonio
Valerie Cruz ... Olivia
Jordi Vilasuso ... Diablo
Kevin Gage ... Wire
Bruce Davison ... Anthony
Joe Morton ... Hodges
Danny Trejo ... Mario
Gary Daniels ... Martin
Michael DeLorenzo ... Pablo
David Ackert ... Mohommad
Jason Connery ... Randall
Victoria Elizabeth Victoria Elizabeth ... Ana
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The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her daughter. Set in the rich and atmospheric backdrop of Tijuana, Mexico, La Linea (The Line) is full of action, drama and finds its soul in the plight of the characters that inhabit the most dangerous city in North America. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, sexual material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

22 December 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

La Linea - The Line See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Don Wilson was originally cast to star in the role of Ray Liotta. Wilson's role was entirely rewritten for Liotta, eliminating any martial arts content. Wilson cites losing the role as part of the reason for his five year hiatus from filmmaking. See more »

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Javier Salazar: Do nothing... If you want it shut down the fundamental flaw system... all you gotta do is step out of it's way... and it'll shut itself down. Nature has a way of correcting itself.
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Priest Alley Song
Written by Mark Kozelek
Performed by Red House Painters
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Nothing but genre clichés
5 September 2015 | by Roel1973See all my reviews

A cast full of cool actors (Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Armand Assante, Danny Trejo and Kevin Gage) does not make a cool movie. La Linea is evidence of that. A movie that starts by quoting a psalm, serves up nothing but genre clichés for 90 minutes (in a plot that is pretty hard to follow) and ends with an incredibly stupid surprise ending which doesn't make any sense at all. And everything is dedicated to the good people of Tijuana of course, where the movie takes place. Poor Tijuanans. The only thing good about La Linea is seeing Danny Trejo back in the role that he has played so many times before with enthusiasm: that of ugly henchman #2.


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