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Border Radio (1987) Poster

(1987)

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This movie was originally financed by Vic Tayback, who played Mel the cook on the TV show Alice (1976).
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The title of the movie is identical to that of a track on the self-titled 1981 album by The Blasters. Guitarist Dave Alvin of The Blasters is a lead in the movie.
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This picture represents one of a handful of films released during the 1980s that had the word Border forming part of the title and examining immigration across the Mexico-USA border, many dealing with issues relating to corruption, profiteering, border protection and illegal immigration. The movies included The Border (1982), Borderline (1980), Border Heat (aka Deadly Stranger (1988)), Border Radio (1987) and Border Cop (1980) (aka aka The Blood Barrier aka The Border aka The Border, USA).
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #362.
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