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Directed by Kevin Bray
Produced by Brad Krevoy
Reuben Liber
Karri O'Reilly
Written by David Warfield
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
Omari Hardwick
Evan Ross
Dean Norris
Malieek Straughter
Music by Jeff McIlwain
Cinematography Paul Sommers
Edited by Robert Ivison
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date
  • October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million

Linewatch is a 2008 American thriller film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and directed by Kevin Bray. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on October 21, 2008.


Michael Dixon (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an agent working linewatch for the United States Border Patrol on the U.S. Mexico Border in New Mexico. He is well-respected by his peers at US Border Patrol and loved by his wife Angela (Sharon Leal) and 5-year-old daughter Emily (Deja Warrior). Michael and his partner Luis DeSanto (Omar Paz Trujillo) discover a van full of dead illegal immigrants, and they go in search of the "coyote" who was leading them across before he left them for dead. At the same time, Michael has to deal with a Minute Men-style militia led by Ron Spencer (Chris Browning). The search for the coyote leads Michael and Luis to a trailer, and results in a shootout where Luis gets shot.

During the ensuing chaos, Michael recognizes one of the suspects as Cook (Malieek Straughter), a member of the High Noon Gang (HNG) from Los Angeles. Years ago, Michael was a member of the HNG, until he turned on his back to the gang. The encounter along with Cook, who escapes, leads the HNG and its leader, Kimo (Omari Hardwick), to Michael. It turns out that Michael has interfered with an HNG plot to bring drugs into the United States, and Kimo threatens to kill Angela and Emily unless Mike agrees to use his Border Patrol connections to help the HNG bring in a drug shipment. Meanwhile, Michael would not able to help Kimo, but he realizes that, through the threats made against his family, that he has little choice. Michael is forced to find a way to protect his family from the High Noon Gang.



It is set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on November 12 and December 13, 2007.

Home media

DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on October 21, 2008, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 3 November 2008, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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