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Highway Patrolman (1991)

El patrullero (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 December 1991 (Mexico)
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An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Cox

Writer:

Lorenzo O'Brien (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberto Sosa ... Pedro
Bruno Bichir ... Anibal
Vanessa Bauche ... Maribel
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Griselda
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Sargento Barreras
Malena Doria Malena Doria ... Abuela
Towi Islas Towi Islas ... Emilio
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Comandante Navarro
Mike Moroff ... Comandante Sanchez
Jorge Russek ... Sr. Mateos
Ana Bertha Espín Ana Bertha Espín ... Sra. Sánchez
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Sr. Rojas
Maricruz Nájera Maricruz Nájera ... Sra. Rojas
Adyari Cházaro Adyari Cházaro ... Isabel (as Adjari Cházaro)
Carlos Álvarez Carlos Álvarez ... Luis
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An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick courtship, his taking of bribes ("la mordida"), and his slow exposure to drug smuggling. Rojas re-forms his idealism as youthful naivete gives way to an adult's complicated choices. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Alex Cox

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 December 1991 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway Patrolman See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes from RoboCop 2 (1990) can be seen on the television in one scene. Alex Cox was originally approached to direct 'RoboCop 2' but turned it down after reading the script by Frank Miller and disliking it. See more »

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Features RoboCop 2 (1990) See more »

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Dios Nunca Muere
Composed by Macedonio Alcalá
Sung by Jose Diaz y sus Morenos
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Good Film
14 May 1999 | by igor-28See all my reviews

I liked this movie. Especially the acting by the guy who played the policeman Rojas is great. This is not an action movie and this is good so. Its a very critical movie.

The corrupt social life in Mexico becomes very transparent through the figure of Rojas, who shifts between adjusting to the system (becoming a corrupt policeman) and holding to his ideals (helping the poor). Brilliant is also his almost parodical performance of "policeman machismo".

See this movie. It's worth it!


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