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The Boatman (2015)

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Miguel is the perfect coyote: dedicated, single-minded, his record unblemished. His home is the winding path of the migrant: the back alley gravel, the crumbled pavement, and last - the ... See full summary »

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Greg Morgan

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Duke Addleman (co-writer), Greg Morgan (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Torre ... Miguel
Noemi Dunbar ... Elena
Yvonne Delarosa ... Proserpina
Carlos Montilla ... Norberto
Rogelio T. Ramos ... Alejandro
Anthony L. Fernandez ... Julian
Julien Cesario ... Tatooed Man
Hugo E. Carbajal ... Derbied Torero
Michelle González ... Mayra
Genia Nunez Genia Nunez ... Marlena
Gene Gabriel ... Agent Carlson
Dean Toews Dean Toews ... Agent Dean
Johnny DeLeon Johnny DeLeon ... Tito
Jason Alejo Jason Alejo ... Jose
Graham Mackie Graham Mackie ... Old Man
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Miguel is the perfect coyote: dedicated, single-minded, his record unblemished. His home is the winding path of the migrant: the back alley gravel, the crumbled pavement, and last - the river. Despite this perfect record, Miguel is no stranger to death. His nickname, "El Maldito" hints of what we will soon see for ourselves, for Miguel seems haunted by the dead and dying. He comes upon them on desert roads; he hears their confessions, and takes part in their dying wishes. Miguel's house, much like the man himself, stands alone; yellowed photographs breathe the sigh of a life given over to a singular purpose - crossing his people to a new life. There are signs that this quiet struggle is soon to break. When a terrible wreck draws Miguel to the roadside, the order of his life comes to ruin, for Elena, the wreck's lone survivor, recognizes Miguel. Written by Greg Morgan

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On this border, even death has a guide

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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La Linea See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Timely and believable
9 May 2017 | by mdr1393503See all my reviews

Compelling film that, at times, felt like a documentary. Very intense. Oscar Torre's performance is especially riveting. The Latin guitar music fit well for the score! Most of all this film brings to life the struggle facing many immigrants today. Ripped from today's headlines and I can't help but wonder if that will help this film find a wider audience.


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