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Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Evan Ross, Dean Norris
Director: Kevin Bray
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2008     1hr 30min

Academy Awardr Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. is a Border Patrol Officer in the New Mexico desert with a secret past that is about to catch up with him. When his old gang leader tracks him down and forces him to smuggle drugs ac...  more »


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Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Evan Ross, Dean Norris
Director: Kevin Bray
Creators: Kevin Bray, Brad Krevoy, Brandon Hall, David W. Warfield, Karri O'Reilly, Mike Callaghan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/21/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Cantonese, English, French, Korean, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Linewatch - Gooding at his best - Great Story Line
Joseph J. Slevin | Carlsbad, CA United States | 03/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I wish I had watched the extras before viewing the movie. You get a real sense of what the message is and get an 'Aha' moment after viewing it. Linewatch is a very well done, very good cinematograpy, excellent feel.

Yes, a bit slow, I think the portrayal is one of what life is like for the Border Patrol. You have your moments where you have activity, but there are times where you are out in the wilderness and time just drags on. There are a few comments about family life, 'wish we could move,' and the like. You do get a sense of beauty, seeing the variety of landscape that is the American desert. Filmed in New Mexico, you get that endless feeling, that the desert just never ends.

The movie takes off when our main character runs into his former gangsta connections. He and his family are taken 'for a ride' as you sense the two sides, Gooding vs. the Ganstas, are vying for power. As the extra mentions, he is a man seeking redemption. You have a lot of young actors, very new in their careers, who play very believable parts.

The most interesting scene is where the drugs are finally delivered (this is what the gangsters are looking for) very close to the border.

What I like is that the producer is attempting to weave a couple of stories and messages into one with a plot to boot. We have the border and all the troubles of illegal crossings, the drug war and the Border Patrol, really on the front line of both. We get an introduction to some 'Patriots' who are violent as well. Not sure if that is more of figment of imagination or not, because we hear about the patriots on the border, but not as extreme as these guys are.

The slowness is for a purpose, sit back and relax and wait to be pleasantly surprised by an overall great movie."
Border patrol vs the Gangbangers
ROKman | Aiea, Hi United States | 12/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was very surprised at how much I liked this movie. Great camera work, great outdoor scenes, made me homesick. Cuba Gooding Jr. is great. Original storyline. Great suspense and ending."
Slow and Rather Boring
Calamity Jane | 01/24/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Cuba Gooding Jr, a Border Patrol Guard, is blackmailed by gangsters from his past who threaten his family if he doesn't help them smuggle drugs into the country.

Not much dialog. Plenty of musical scores that sound alike. Lots of guns, shooting and blood, with the hero hunting down the gangsters at the end. Typical storyline. Predictable ending. Cuba Gooding is not seen at his best. Were it not for him this movie would receive no stars.

Linewatch by Brandon M. Moskos
Brandon Moskos | 01/25/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I just saw this movie. I actually had to rewind this movie a couple times because I found myself falling asleep! This movie can get extremely boring. It is about cuba gooding who is a border patrolman. He runs into old gang members from los angeles, who force him to help them smuggle drugs. Cuba is probably the only thing actually pretty good in the movie. The dialogue really is bad and there are too many scenes where there is a bunch of music and no one talks??? I did like the scenes of the desert though. I bought this movie really cheap, but I recommend renting it, because I don't think I would ever watch it again."