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Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller, Western | 31 July 2014 (USA)
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A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

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Michael Berry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Roy
Michael Peña ... Miguel
Eva Longoria ... Paulina
Amy Madigan ... Olivia
Aden Young ... Sheriff Randall Hunt
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Jose
Daniel Zacapa ... Abuelo
Tenaya Torres Tenaya Torres ... Nana
Seth Adkins ... Sean
Evan Adrian ... Brad
Tony Ford ... Kevin
Michelle Rios ... Flora
Lorél Medina ... Angelica
Marilyn Rising ... Kaye
Matthew Page ... Carl
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A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including a sexual assault, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Persian

Release Date:

31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fronteira See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,962, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$59,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,696
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2:40
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Trivia

Amy Madigan portrayed Peggy Guggenheim in the film Pollock alongside Ed Harris' Jackson Pollock. In Pollock the two were love interests. In Frontera, their characters are husband and wife. See more »

Quotes

Abuelo: As long as a man has his hands, he can make a living.
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Soundtracks

Peer Pressure
Written by Iason Chronis (as Chronis) / Coen Berrier (as Berrier) / Laprell Nelson (as Nelson) / Mark Gajadhar (as Gajadar) / Thomas Gray (as Gray)
Performed by Mason featuring Champagne Champagne
Courtesy of Hot Streak Music BV/LDA
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needs a dash of tension
23 February 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Miguel Ramirez (Michael Peña) crosses the border illegally leaving behind his wife Paulina (Eva Longoria) and family. Miguel and his annoying traveling companion Jose encounter helpful rancher Olivia McNary (Amy Madigan). She dies from an accidental fall off her horse when three local teens shoot at the illegals. Her husband and former sheriff Roy (Ed Harris) arrives assuming Miguel to be her killer.

I like the premise and the start. It might work even better if the primary incident is left with a bit of mystery. I was concerned that Roy seems to ignore the gunshots at first but that can be explained away with the shock of his lost. Ultimately, the story has lots of drama but little tension. It's lacking the mystery which could supply the tension of discovery. Roy figures it out too quickly and Miguel is left without the tension of dire danger. Then there is the nameless vigilante. The movie would be better without him and the final scene is too convenient by half. I rather have more effort put into the three boys' story. This is worthwhile but in need of more tension.


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