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Left at the Rio Grande (2005)

Sheriff "Emmy" Ellis is as dusty and desolate as the Mexican/American border she patrols -- until she recognizes a miracle -- 3 illegal women suddenly become 3 illegal mothers through a ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Abrams

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Kevin Abrams
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Cast

Credited cast:
Beth Robbins Beth Robbins ... Sheriff "Emmy" Ellis
Paul Beller ... Daryl Lefferts- Lead
Alejandro Patiño ... Ralph (as Alejandro Patino)
Yeni Alvarez ... Maria
Tina D'Marco ... Mother #1
Theresa-Michelle Ruiz Theresa-Michelle Ruiz ... Mother #2
Wayne Lopez ... Clemons
John Nikitin John Nikitin ... Officer #1
Chris Nolte ... Officer #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Treavor Alvarado Treavor Alvarado ... Manny
Yesenia Yanez Yesenia Yanez ... Immigrant
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Storyline

Sheriff "Emmy" Ellis is as dusty and desolate as the Mexican/American border she patrols -- until she recognizes a miracle -- 3 illegal women suddenly become 3 illegal mothers through a divine intervention. The chaos creates a bond between Emmy and the newborns as she realizes the mystery -- the spirits of those who died, while attempting to cross the glorious Rio Grande, are returning through women who come in contact with its waters; and with menopause on her heels, Emmy decides to create a family of her own. Written by C R

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No Border Can Stop A Miracle.

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Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Winner 2006 Collegiate Emmy Award, Drama See more »

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Touching and funny
6 June 2006 | by AlwoodSee all my reviews

LEFT AT THE RIO GRANDE is magical realism at its best. Writer-director Kevin Abrams has fashioned a story that is both personal, and metaphorical, to create one of the most touching experiences I've had at the movies in quite some time! Hard to believe this is a grad student thesis project, as it plays like a feature made by old pros! Beth Robbins gives a wonderfully nuanced turn as the childless chief of a border patrol station near the Rio Grande River in Texas. When a swarm of heavily pregnant Mexican women start coming across the river into the U.S.--some far too old to seem to able to bear children, the chief knows something strange is going on! I won't reveal any spoilers. Just watch for this film if it happens to come to a film festival or cable network near you! Kudos to one and all involved with this terrific film.


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