A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who've pursued him into the U.S.


Robert Lorenz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Perez ... Miguel
Harry Maldonado Harry Maldonado ... Teenager
Teresa Ruiz ... Rosa
Alfredo Quiroz ... Carlos
Sean A. Rosales ... Hernando (as Sean Rosales)
Jose Vasquez ... Isidro
Juan Pablo Raba ... Mauricio
Antonio Leyba ... Rigo
Liam Neeson ... Jim
Clark Sanchez Clark Sanchez ... Migrant
Alex Knight ... Bank Man
Dylan Kenin ... Randall
Luce Rains ... Everett
Katheryn Winnick ... Sarah
Ann Barrett Richards ... Bartender Clara


A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who've pursued him into the U.S.

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boy | gun | shooting | ammunition | pistol | See All (30) »


Justice comes down to him. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some bloody images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Originally titled "The Minuteman". See more »


The final scene supposedly takes place in Chicago, Illinois area, but as Liam Neeson steps into the bus, Hausfrau Record Shop [ only location is in Cleveland, Ohio, nearly 400 miles away from Chicago ] is seen in the background. See more »


Jim: I don't scare easy.
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Hot and Bothered
Written by Tameca L. Jones & Patrick James Herrington
Performed by Tameca Jones
By arrangement with Frog Music Licensing LLC
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Standard Liam Neeson movie
25 January 2021 | by ivanmessimilosSee all my reviews

This is only the second film by director Robert Lorenzo. Who's he? Exactly. He is best known as an assistant director and producer of mostly Clint Eastwood films and some great ones like Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby. His first solo film is Trouble with the Curve where the main role is played, surprisingly, by Clint Eastwood himself. I really liked that movie. The difference between this and this film is the script, this time he wrote it himself and it is not good at all. It is often predictable, one-way, and uneven. Overall though, I can't judge the film with Liam Neeson where he plays himself badly. He will turn 69 this year, and he is still making films like this. I call this a typical Liam Neeson movie, if you've watched one in the last ten years, you've watched it all. A gloomy man with a difficult and vulnerable past who does not look for troubles but they find him, and he possesses special skills that he is forced to use. The good thing about movies like this is that you know you're going to get what you expected, and all of those movies are good or very good, they won't disappoint you. Same thing with this movie. If you're going to look for holes in the script or criticize the characters, then this is not the movie for you. If you're looking for a movie that will entertain you or take a break from your commitments for a hundred minutes, and you're a fan of Mr. Neeson like me then I can definitely recommend this movie to you.

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Release Date:

15 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marksman See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,104,204, 17 January 2021

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.39 : 1
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