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Border Run [Blu-ray]
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Academy Award® nominee Sharon Stone stars as Phoenix television reporter Sofie Talbert, a hard-nosed right-wing journalist who exposes liberal politicians soft on illegal immigration. But when her relief-worker brother goes missing in Mexico, Sofie's own south-of-the-border investigation traps her in a deadly underworld of migrants, smugglers and cold-blooded murder. Here, nothing is what is seems. Nobody should be trusted. And when one woman crosses the line, there can be no turning back. Billy Zane (TITANIC) co-stars in this gritty and intense drama inspired by true events.
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Was it Sopie Talberts story? I've never heard of her and google turns up nothing on her or her brother. Something like this would have made mass headlines in our so called war torn border (whatever!) Were the names changed?
Or are true events based on coyotes and drug smuggling?
What does inspired by true events mean exactly in this movie? Who's facts? Where? When? And how?
Sharon Stone, probably best known for crossing her legs in Basic Instinct, brings some real acting and emotion into Border Run, which by most standards would be considered B-grade.
To its benefit the story is strong enough to raise it up a notch or two.
Sofie Talbert (Stone) is a Phoenix television reporter with right-wing tendencies. In real life, Sharon is more liberal. She is even an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church, so she had to do some acting. She’s working on a story about people crossing the border. “Thousands try to cross into the U.S. illegally every year,” Sofie says. “Each person carries a story, this is one of them and I didn’t know at the time but this story is also mine.”
She gets deeper into the story, by accident, when she calls her brother (Billy Zane) to tell him about her big break. She hears gunshots over the phone.
So she begins a search for her missing brother. Eventually she finds herself as cargo in a hidden compartment under an 18-wheeler with other hopeful mexicans. Sofie is befriended by a wolf (one who smuggles illegals). One can imagine the conditions - trapped in a compartment, with hot asphalt below, no water and no food. One man dies, so the lead smuggler, a very violent female, discovers Sofie. At first she is going to kill her but then knows her body count will be off by one.
Border Run takes a little while to grab hold, but once is does holds your attention. Do yourself a favor and search out this little film from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
So for the remainder of my comments, I'll just look at "Border Run" as a supposed thriller. Sharon Stone plays the reporter who is so good she can unhinge a savvy politician with one pointed question. After establishing her as a competent professional, however, the remainder of the movie has her doing the most preposterous things. When her brother (Billy Zane) goes missing, she sets about finding him. He was lost on the border leading a crossing. She meets up with a co-worker of his and they immediately drive to the middle of nowhere and find his blood stained hat. What do they do now? Go to a local bar and make out. Heck, he'll still be missing in the morning. With one random phone call, she unravels a way to get to Zane, but it means putting herself in harm's way.Read more ›
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I will probably never watch another new Sharon Stone movie in my life after this. She has forgotten what few acting skills she ever had!Published 2 months ago by buonvolare
Awful movie, poor Sharon is way too old for this, pretending to be a young reporter, which is impossible for her to pull off. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tommy A. Land
In "Border Run," an American TV reporter Sofie sets out to find her brother Aaron who went missing around the US-Mexican border. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Sooo much over the top exaggeratd acting and unrealistic situations. Plus, Sharon Stone could not have looked worse for this role. Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by J. David
Sharon Stone portrays a stellar female reporter, the proverbial toast of the newsroom. Within a few minutes of this film, she makes minced meat out of an sneaky female politician,... Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Calamity Jane