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Borderland (2007)

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On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Presley ... Ed
Rider Strong ... Phil
Jake Muxworthy ... Henry
Beto Cuevas ... Santillan
Martha Higareda ... Valeria
Sean Astin ... Randall
Damián Alcázar ... Ulises
Marco Bacuzzi ... Gustavo
Roberto Sosa ... Luis
José María Yazpik ... Zoilo
Humberto Busto ... Mario
Elizabeth Cervantes ... Anna
Francesca Guillén ... Lupe
Alenka Rios Alenka Rios ... Amelia
Tomás Goros Tomás Goros ... Captain Ramirez
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Storyline

Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group of new ones to prepare for a sacrifice. Written by Anonymous

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A Sacrifice Will Be Made See more »

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence/torture, drug use, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Al límite del terror See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,000, 11 November 2007

Gross USA:

$97,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$703,399
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Runtime:

(unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Rider Strong and Sean Austin who both had parts in the Cabin Fever movie series. Rider Strong in Cabin Fever and Sean Austin in Cabin Fever:Patient Zero. See more »

Quotes

Drunk Man in Strip Club: Hey, wait a minute. This is for you. $400. But you already know that. I'm talking to you!
Valeria: Let me go!
[Valeria slaps him]
Drunk Man in Strip Club: Fucking bitch!
Ed: Why don't you chill, man? She's no pro.
Valeria: It's okay. I can handle it. It's okay.
Drunk Man in Strip Club: This dickless faggot more your type, Valeria?
Valeria: Fuck off, Gilberto.
Drunk Man in Strip Club: You think you have the balls for this girl? I ask you something. You deaf?
Ed: What the fuck's your problem, man?
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Belly Dancer
Written by Andrés Levin, Ileana Padron and Rafael Robert Vargas
Performed by Yerbabuena (as Yerba Buena), Fulanito and members of Gogol Bordello
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Courtesy of The Fun Machine/Razor & Tie
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Borderline
21 April 2008 | by KazetnikSee all my reviews

Horror movie or docudrama? Both and neither.

The opening scene of this movie deceives, situating it firmly in Hostel territory, with grotesque violence and intense claustrophobic action. In the main action of the film, however, it seems as if the horror movie element of this is compromised by the fact that two of those involved are still alive. If safely dead foreigners can be depicted as the victims of graphic bloodletting, living and dead Americans cannot be. To be blunt, this film cops out. It is selective in what the audience are permitted to see entire and what is merely implied or suggested, presumably with relatives' and survivors' sensibilities in mind. There is nothing wrong with this, if this were packaged as a real life story, but as a horror movie it is a cheat. Instead of becoming more involving or thrilling as the action unwinds, it becomes increasingly distant, chilly and mechanical.

I can't help thinking it would have been far more successful to have taken the basic premise of the story and to have gone down the road of complete fiction, to sustain the energy and darkness of the opening scene, instead of the patchy and undigested amalgam it becomes. That way, it would have been a terrific horror. Instead, it's neither fish nor fowl, and unsatisfactory stuff.


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