On the Line (I) (1984)

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A Border Patrol Agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal people across the border from Mexico.


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1 October 2020 | Uriah43
| Sex and Romance on the Other Side of the Rio Grande
This film essentially begins with two young men by the names of "Chuck" (Jeff Delger) and his good friend "Jonathan" (Paul Richardson) driving down to Southern Texas to join the U.S. Immigration Service in Laredo. When they get there they meet an INS agent by the name of "Mitch" (Scott Wilson) who agrees to take them to see Chuck's uncle "Bryant" (David Carradine) who just happens to be residing across the border in Mexico. When they meet him Chuck is introduced to an attractive prostitute by the name of "Engracia" (Victoria Abril) and immediately falls in love with her. The problem is that Mitch is also in love with her and is possessive in his own twisted way. Further complicating matters is that Bryant is a notorious coyote and Mitch is determined to capture or kill him at the very first opportunity. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an interesting film due in large part to the location and the personal dynamics between all of the characters mentioned. Likewise, having a beautiful actress like Victoria Abril to enhance the scenery certainly helped in that regard as well. On the flip side, however, the film was rather crude and didn't seem to flow well from one scene to the next. Likewise, I would have preferred to have seen a bit more of David Carradine as his character was one of the most interesting ones. Be that as it may, despite the obvious flaws, I thought this movie was worth the time spent to watch it and I have rated it accordingly. Average.

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Release Date:

September 1987


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, Spain, Australia

Filming Locations

Laredo, Texas, USA

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