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Director  Isaac Florentine
Initial DVD release  March 4, 2008
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

3.6/5 Amazon

Genre  Action, Crime, Thriller
Budget  13 million USD
Country  United States
The Shepherd: Border Patrol movie poster
Release date  March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04)
Writer  Joe Gayton, Cade Courtley
Cast  Jean-Claude Van Damme (Jack Robideaux), Stephen Lord (Benjamin Meyers), Gary McDonald (Billy Pawnell), Natalie J. Robb (Capt. Ramona Garcia), Daniel Perrone (Felix Nestor), Scott Adkins (Karp)
Similar movies  Borderline, The Counselor, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Sonntagsfahrer, Heldentod - Der Tunnel und die Lüge, Drug War
Tagline  Welcome To Mexico

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The Shepherd: Border Patrol is a 2008 American action film directed by Isaac Florentine and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb, Gary McDonald, Scott Adkins and Jean-Claude Van Damme's real life daughter Bianca Van Varenberg. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on March 4, 2008.


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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 Garcia (Natalie J. Robb).

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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 U.S. border. Migrants are randomly outfitted with C4 vests, so any border patrol agent who interferes might get blown up.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol movie scenes

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 Felix Nestor (Daniel Perrone) and Benito Ortiz (Luis Algar).

The Shepherd: Border Patrol movie scenes

Jack and his partner Billy Pawnell (Gary McDonald) have their work cut out for them in trying to bring down Meyers and his operation. 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, and Jack is captured by the local police, who are working for Meyers.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol movie scenes

Once Jack is taken from a Mexican jail to Meyers's compound, it turns out that Billy is working for Meyers, who has also kidnapped Ramona and her uncle Emile (Dan Davies). Meyers kills Emile by throwing him into a pool of water charged by live wires.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol movie scenes

It turns out that Jack has a personal reason for going after Meyers since Meyers' drugs killed Jack's daughter, Kassie (Bianca Van Varenberg) about three months ago. Kassie was 16 years old. Jack's pet rabbit was originally Kassie's rabbit, and he carries it around in memory of Kassie. He also swore on her grave to take down whatever drug operation he could find.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol movie scenes

Meanwhile, Jack and Ramona manage to free themselves and kill Billy. Ramona calls for help from Mexican police, and she and Jack start fighting their way through Meyers's men. Ramona goes to find an escape vehicle but is knocked out in a car crash.

However, Jack is confronted by Karp, who is a martial arts expert. They fight, and Karp brutally kicks Jack to the head and Jack is then slowed down, but still overpowers Karp and beats him to death. 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. Later on, Ramona advises Jack to go back to New Orleans and be with his wife.


  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jack Robideaux
  • Stephen Lord as Benjamin Meyers
  • Natalie J. Robb as Capt. Ramona Garcia
  • Gary McDonald as Agent Billy Pawnell
  • Daniel Perrone as Felix Nestor
  • Scott Adkins as Karp
  • Andrée Bernard as Lexxie
  • Dan Davies as Emile
  • Miles Anderson as Mayor Arthur Pennigton
  • Luis Algar as Benito Ortiz
  • Todd Jenson as Wray
  • Ivaylo Geraskov as Gallery
  • Velislav Pavlov as The Contact
  • Phil McKee as Jed
  • Bogdan Plakov as Turgell
  • Atanas Srebrev as Agent DeShaun
  • Dian Hristov as Stanton
  • Bianca Van Varenberg as Kassie Robideaux
  • Kaloian Vodenicharov as Jamul Al Din
  • Production

    The Shepherd: Border Patrol is set and filmed in Bulgaria and New Mexico in 47 days on February 6 and March 25, 2007.

    Home media

    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.


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