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The Frontier (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 November 2016 (USA)
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Decades ago at The Frontier, a diner with 3 motel rooms in the desert on old route 66, a young woman stops and gets work. She reads about a murder in Flagstaff and a $2M armored truck heist. Is it connected to the people at The Frontier?


Oren Shai


Oren Shai (co-writer), Webb Wilcoxen (co-writer)





Cast overview:
Jocelin Donahue ... Laine
Kelly Lynch ... Luanne
Jim Beaver ... Lee
Izabella Miko ... Gloria
Jamie Harris ... Flynn
Liam Aiken ... Eddie
AJ Bowen ... Officer Gault
Dustin Cook ... News Anchor
Hugh B. Holub ... Customer
Mavil Avila Mavil Avila ... Girl with the Feather Earring
Cooper Gillespie Cooper Gillespie ... Police Dispatcher
Ryan Harper Gray ... Radio Newscaster


Laine, a young woman on the run from the law, turns up at the Frontier, an isolated desert diner and motel. She is offered a job by Luanne, the owner, and, hoping to lose herself in the obscurity of the place, accepts the job. But soon Laine realizes she has stumbled into an even bigger and more dangerous situation. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Unfortunate miscreants
18 November 2016 | by DBlackthorneSee all my reviews

A gritty American Southwest flick, The Frontier manages to capture a western outlaw atmosphere in a rustic wind blown environment.

A pretty, mysterious girl named Laine driving across the Arizona desert becomes temporarily employed at a diner to make up for food & lodging. The residents and customers therein are a motley lot, each with their own disturbing secrets, and each sharing a collective one as well. There's Eddie the rebel {a brash leather-clad young man reminiscent of Jim Stark/James Dean}; couple Gloria & Flynn are a British gentleman & a Jayne Mansfield-type girlfriend; Luanne, an eccentric former showgirl {diner owner, glamorous yet quite neurotic}; Lee is a stony bearded professor-like gentleman; & Officer Gault comes and goes, reminding one of a William Shatner character*, who takes a shine to Laine, especially evident in the end. Incidentally, despite a very close call with The Reaper, Laine merges with the unlikely crew of malfeasants awaiting their ill- gotten reward, utilizing venomous trickery to gain her own deadly remuneration.

With various unexpected twists and turns, the dangerous path throughout The Frontier leads to surprise lethal treasures awaiting those with a ruthlessly lawless disposition, where few survive. ∞


* i.e., Mark Preston of The Devil's Rain, Rack Hansen of Kingdom of The Spiders.

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