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

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Country:

USA

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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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Color

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2:40
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Trivia

Cameo: Director/writer Michael Berry, his wife and daughter. Family that got their house broke into and their truck stolen. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Randall Hunt: You can't walk in here and tell me that Ramirez is without blame. I mean, none of this would have happened if it hadn't been for those goddam Mexicans walking across your land.
Roy: None of this would have happened if you had changed the combination on your goddam gun locker.
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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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Very well done stuff, excellent acting, rich plot, vivid locations shooting
21 January 2015 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Frontera (2014)

Part of me says: any movie that helps our understanding of the real illegal immigration situation from Mexico should be watched. This does that.

The problem is made immediate and intimate, and you are meant to understand both sides of the issue. It also avoids for awhile the sensationalism of lots of these cross- border dramas. A young man crosses into Arizona in one of those remote areas where it seems possible to sneak through and walk away. Some American kids taking pot shots at him with a high powered rifle end up accidentally killing an American woman on her horse (she falls off when the horse is spooked) and the immigrant becomes the main suspect.

This all happens early in the movie, and it is the dead woman's husband, played by Ed Harris, who holds up the other half of the movie. We follow then the Mexican (played by Michael Peña) as he flees and encounters "justice" (and later his wife, played by Eva Longoria arrives to help him). And we follow Harris who steadfastly digs into what really happened.

So there is plenty of drama here (one reviewer on rotten tomatoes said this had no drama, and that is completely false—just wait until you get to the coyotes kidnapping people). And yet there is a sense of balance, that there are good guys and bad guys and misapprehensions on both sides. You might say this makes the movie too balanced, so it lacks punch, but instead I think it has depth, which is better.

It's imperfect, for sure, as things get wrapped up and plots become increasingly intertwined. But overall I found it strong and well intentioned. And well acted, set in some genuine looking arroyos and deserts (it was filmed in New Mexico).


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