The Line (La linea)

Rated R 95 minutes

La Linea is a gritty, tactile action thriller, whose excitement and intrigue are matched only by its emotional power and depth. It is an intelligent look behind the obvious violence and political implications of the wars on drugs and terror. The Line takes us deep into the lives of the lost souls- killers, drug lords and terrorists -- all with fatal flaws that consume them, define them and eventually eliminate them. 'Pelon', the psychopathic young leader of Northern Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, is making a move from Columbian Cocaine to Afghani heroin. The US Government, which had remained tolerant of the Cocaine, will not allow for the enrichment of what they deem a terrorist state. The price on Pelon's head goes sky high and bounty hunters and professional assassins appear from the four corners of the world to collect. Bodies pile up as the Pelon takes care of them one by one while slipping into a psychotic paranoia. Set in the atmospheric and rich cityscape of Tijuana, Mexico, La Linea follows the journey of veteran assassin Mark Shields as he fights with 20 years of demons and pain while tracking down Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Cartel. When his mission is side-tracked he finds himself with a young local woman and her daughter. Through them, Shields finds his path to redemption and a way back over the Line…will he take it?

Film Credits

Director: James Cotten

Writer: R. Ellis Frazier

Producer: R. Ellis Frazier and Geoffrey G. Ross

Cast: Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Esai Morales, Armand Assante, Valerie Cruz, Danny Trejo, Bruce Davison, Joe Morton and Jordi Vilasuso

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