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      Highway Patrolman

      1992 1h 31m Drama TRAILER for Highway Patrolman: Trailer 1 List Highway Patrolman: Trailer 1 Highway Patrolman: Trailer 1 1:07 View more videos
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 58% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Temptation and pressure take their toll on a rookie police officer assigned to patrol a crime-infested region. Read More Read Less

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      Stephen Holden New York Times More than anything, it is a character study of a contemporary naif with decent human impulses and vague aspirations toward noble service who is driven to the edge by the grubby realities he is forced to accept. May 20, 2003 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 4.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Low-budget accomplished black comedy cautionary morality tale. Rated: B May 1, 2016 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid [Pedro] becomes perhaps the warmest protagonist in the director's entire canon. Jan 6, 2012 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Jun 29, 2005 Full Review Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews Rated: 4/5 May 31, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member After Walker (1987), director Alex Cox was blacklisted from Hollywood, not only for attacking American foreign policy in that film, but also for breaking the WGA strike in 1988. Aside from doing introductions for BBC2's Moviedrome, he struggled to get films made, but his producer from Walker, Lorenzo O'Brien, had wrote a script, which Cox liked, however it was set in Mexico. But language barriers didn't bother Cox a bit. It begins with Pedro Rojas (Roberto Sosa) joining the Mexican highway patrol, he's young but eager to learn, and do right for the community. He works in the rural north of Mexico, which has wide open spaces but is open to all sorts of corruption, which Rojas wants no part of. However, his patrol partner Anibal Guerrero (Bruno Bichir) frequently takes bribes, which Rojas is scornful of. But, it's not long before Rojas starts turning to a life of crime, he cheats on his wife Griselda (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) with a local prostitute called Maribel (Vanessa Bauche), and it's Rojas who gets the money for it, not Maribel. But it's not long before this corrupt lifestyle catches up with Rojas big time. Even in Spanish, you can recognise Cox's stylistic direction and offbeat set-ups. It makes for an interesting moral tale about about the trouble corruption and power can land some people in, it should have seen Cox return to cinema, but he's struggled with trying to get films made ever since. Shame. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member good tale of a cop in mexico city from the director of the original 'repo man' also year s/b 1991not 1993 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting film that certainly does no harm to Cox's cult status. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This almost forgotten gem, shows Cox on form. It transcends its low budget trappings and makes me wish Cox still made films like this. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I did not expect this movie to be as good as it was.Definitely a must see Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Far from being an excellent piece of cinematography, but the portrayal of Latinamerican police forces and the inherent corruption in them is quite realistic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Temptation and pressure take their toll on a rookie police officer assigned to patrol a crime-infested region.
      Alex Cox
      Lorenzo O'Brien
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 22, 2019
      1h 31m
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