Desperate for money to save his sick Grandfather, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: He breaks his own arm to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border.


David Blue Garcia


Kyle Bogart (screenplay by), David Blue Garcia (story by)
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Credited cast:
Patrick Mackie ... Javi
Roland Uribe Roland Uribe ... Arturo
Mayra Leal ... Lorena
Adrian Gonzalez ... Adelio
Emma Perez-Trevino Emma Perez-Trevino ... Gloria
Glynn Praesel ... Mr. Widmer
Brian Bogart ... Duke Widmer
Judd Farris Judd Farris ... Sunglasses
Rafael Flores Rafael Flores ... César
Daniel J. Castaneda Daniel J. Castaneda ... Salta
Pedro García Pedro García ... Mexican Border Guard
Efrain Valdez Efrain Valdez ... Dr. Garcia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Ballad ... Screening Customs Agent
Joey Soto Joey Soto ... Cartel #1
Javier Andy Zavala Jr. Javier Andy Zavala Jr. ... Ropa Usada #King Fur


Javi (Patrick Mackie), lives and works in the fields of South Texas with his grandfather Arturo (Hector Uribe, No Country For Old Men). Secretly, Javi plans on escaping South Texas with his Mexican girlfriend, Lorena (Mayra Leal, Machete). But when Arturo's cancer takes a turn for the worse Javi's plans are put on hold. Desperate for money, Javi crosses into Mexico and meets with Lorena's brother, Adelio (Adrian Gonzalez, VIDA, STARZ) an up and coming member of a cartel. The cartel offers Javi $10,000 to walk across the border wearing a cast made of cocaine - but there's a catch. First they will break his arm. For the sake of his grandfather, Javi resorts to the unthinkable. TEJANO becomes a story of survival, as Javi evades the border patrol, swims the Rio Grande river and overcomes the border wall only to find out that the cartel has different plans for him. In a series of thrilling and action packed scenes Javi fights his way back home to reunite with Arturo. Armed with a hunting ...

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Surprisingly good
11 April 2019 | by flickconnSee all my reviews

I had no expectations going into this movie and ended up being really surprised by this indie flick. Typically movies like this have a small personal story at their core but this one is much more epic than anything I've seen from similar indie/festival flicks. Without giving away any spoilers I'll say this one is great for people who love crime movies or shows like Breaking Bad. Several scenes are really good and tense wile other parts of the movie are beautifully shot, looking like they belong to a bigger (more expensive) movie.

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Release Date:

27 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tejano See more »

Filming Locations:

Harlingen, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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