But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.

The story takes the classic birth of Jesus tale and tells it through the eyes of a humble shepherd. More details at Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Meanwhile, Jack and Ramona manage to free themselves and kill Billy. Next, Jack is confronted by Karp, who is a martial arts expert.

I used this short film to write about The Chosen because it is really well directed, acted, produced, and written and deserves to be seen. It’s a perfect short movie to introduce people, especially children and grandchildren, to the story of Jesus. As it turns out, the smugglers are a rogue special forces unit led by Benjamin Meyers (Stephen Lord) and his right-hand man Karp (Scott Adkins), who have taken over all of the smuggling operations in the area by killing major drug kingpins Félix Néstor (Daniel Perrone) and Benito Ortiz (Luis Algar).

Jack, however, manages to overpower Karp and beats him to death.

Meyers kills Emile by throwing him into a pool of water charged by live wires. © Letterboxd Limited. Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

It gives the familiar event a fictional backstory which makes it all the more powerful and emotional. His disappearance is linked to the religious sect: The Order. Was this review helpful to you?

Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.

After his wife is brutally murdered, club enforcer Ben Archer wages war against the Chinese triads.

Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. It turns out that Jack has a personal reason for going after Meyers, as Meyers's drugs killed Jack's daughter, Kassie (Bianca van Varenberg) about three months ago. The Shepherd: Border Patrol (known simply as The Shepherd) is a 2008 American action film directed by Isaac Florentine and starring Jean-Claude van Damme, Stephen Lord, Cheryl Wilfred Gahis, Gary McDonald, Scott Adkins and Van Damme's real life daughter Bianca van Varenberg.

Beautifully and intelligently directed, the short is deeply moving and filled with such panache that it's hard to believe this was produced for a church's Christmas Eve service. Looking for some great streaming picks?

This FAQ is empty. Great if happily familiar martial art fights (it even opens in that old action movie stand by, a diner)lots of guns and explosions, and even a torture scene for our boy. It’s great.

It has powerful jeopardy and good plot points. Mobile site.

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This is what Jenkins has done in the first season of The Chosen as he takes all these Biblical characters and gives them a fictional background to make the story all that more meaningful without taking away the Biblical message. The Shepherd is a throwback to his 90's films where plot was minimal and fights and other action scenes took centre stage, where everyone knew they were making a pot boiler and had fun doing it.

GREAT short film. An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Pete Mcdonough Fred Adams James MacDonald, 12 mins   The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on March 4, 2008. This short church film gained such a viral following that it single-handedly inspired the also-excellent life of Christ series The Chosen. The new military attache is also second in command at the US embassy in "Moldavia". Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job. The Shepherd ( 2008) The Shepherd. Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops. In a post-apocalyptic underground society ruled by rival religious cults, Dakota is working as an assassin, or "Shepherd" for The Church of Miles. Many have been attempts at something different, like the somewhat surreal "in Hell". When a mysterious creature crash lands in the mountains, a local girl finds a reclusive shepherd and his flock of sheep to be more than meets the …

Travel back in time to check out the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters. The costumes, set design and acting are all superior. Later it seems his dad has gone missing in Israel so he heads there.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol is set in Bulgaria and New Mexico, and was filmed there in 47 days on February 6 and March 25, 2007. They fight, and Karp brutally kicks Jack in the head, effectively slowing him down. The last 15 minutes or so are wall to wall boom boom.For pure action, for what Van Damme does best, this is absolutely his most entertaining film since he went DTV. The acting was excellent, the cinematography I thought was pretty great, and the editing was very well done. Add the first question. Kassie was 16 years old. Directed by Cameron Guess.

Unlike many of his action "contemporaries" (uh, you know who) Van Damme has at least been trying to improve himself as an actor with his direct to video films, while working with better directors. Meyers, whose potential investors have abandoned him, confronts Jack and is about to shoot him when Jack throws an explosive collar toward Meyers and detonates it. A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment. (Video 2008). The president seeks protection at the US embassy bringing it under attack. Ramona calls for help from Mexican police, and she and Jack start fighting their way through Meyers's men. He wakes up wanting to put things right. The story takes the classic birth of Jesus tale and tells it through the eyes of a humble shepherd. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. I used this short film to write about The Chosen because it is really well directed, acted, produced, and written and deserves to be seen.

The Shepherd (like The Chosen that follows it) gives a fictional backstory to a Biblical character so that when the Biblical event unfolds, it becomes a narrative payoff and not just a blip on the way to the next iconic sequence. It gives the familiar event a fictional backstory which … A former New Orleans cop Jack Robideaux (Jean-Claude van Damme) arrives with his pet rabbit in Columbus, New Mexico to take a job with the border patrol, and working with Captain Ramona García (Natalie J. Robb). 1:11 | Trailer. The Shepherd Plus, see what some of your favorite '90s stars look like now. The story of the first Christmas, told from the perspective of a shepherd. 1 VIDEO | 13 IMAGES. A playboy criminal contacts his dad after stealing a Faberge egg.

Stowe is a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

David Jenkins’ short film served as an inspiration or experiment for the direction of the Biblical based series The Chosen.

Film data from TMDb. A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town. Ramona goes to find an escape vehicle, but is knocked out in a car crash.

“The Shepherd” is a beautifully made, dramatic short movie about the birth of Jesus. R | 1h 35min | Action, Crime, Thriller | Video 4 March 2008. Lots of fight and chase scenes. Use the HTML below. DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on March 4, 2008, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 7 July 2008, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. 2017

This article contains very little context, or is, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Shepherd:_Border_Patrol&oldid=986902465, Articles needing additional references from October 2014, All articles needing additional references, Articles needing cleanup from October 2014, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 17:39. Jack and his partner Billy Pawnell (Gary McDonald) have their work cut out for them in trying to bring down Meyers and his operation.

Jack's pet rabbit was originally Kassie's rabbit, and he carries it around in memory of Kassie.

Once Jack is transferred from a Mexican jail to Meyers's compound, it turns out Billy is working for Meyers, who has also kidnapped Ramona and her uncle Emile (Dan Davies).

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And thank God, because while no biggie plot wise, this movie delivers everything you'd want from a Van Damme movie.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. David Jenkins’ short film served as an inspiration or experiment for the direction of the Biblical based series The Chosen. He survives and no longer thinks of suicide as he now has a purpose in life: revenge and getting his bike back. Myers and his henchmen take over and rig a missionary bus to smuggle drugs, but Jack and Billy pursue them across the border, out of their jurisdiction, where Jack is arrested by the local police, who are working for Meyers. This deserves to become a Christmas tradition. At the moment, the border patrol is up against a highly dangerous drug smuggling operation, in which the smugglers are funneling illegal immigrants and bricks of heroin through the porous defenses of the Mexico US border. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on March 4, 2008. My only complaint would be that the sets were fairly obvious, but that’s about it. View production, box office, & company info, Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity, Trailer for Close Range starring Scott Adkins, More Nazi Zombie News: 'Outpost: Black Sun' and 'Frankenstein's Army'.

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