Highway Patrolman (1991)

  • Web Code: M2193402
  • Release Date: 11-29-2011
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Overview

Filmed in Spanish (with subtitles), this deceptively simple film showcases director Alex Cox's continued interest in South American affairs. Pedro Rojas, the highway patrolman of the title, is a simple man working in an incredibly corrupt system. Pedro's job, his troubles with women, and a constant pressure for money lead him again and again into desperate, dangerous situations. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN is a little gem, a powerful, character-centered film that deserves a wider audience than its initial limited release allowed.
More surreal south-of-the-border fare from anarchist auteur Alex Cox. This deceptively linear film tells the story of Pedro Rojas, a simple man working in an incredibly corrupt system (the film's fictional Mexican Highway Patrol). As the film progresses, the unreality of Pedro's "beat" in the desert combines with various woman troubles to pull his life tighter and tighter into a spiral of desperation and crime.

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN is not well known in the United States, probably because it is entirely filmed in Spanish (with subtitles). But it's a little gem--a much simpler film in some ways than Alex Cox's acclaimed REPO MAN, but a very powerful, focused portrait of a small man in a big, corrupt world.
Theatrical Release Date 1991
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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R (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Foreign Films,Spanish
  • Distributor
    Microcinema
  • Area
    Mexico
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    100
  • Picture
    Color
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 0
    Note: "Patrulleros & Patrulleras"
    "Edge City"
    "From Edge City To Mapimi"
    Audio Commentary by Director Alex Cox and Producer Lorenzo O'Brien

    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
    Subtitles - English
    Running time 105 minutes.

    In subtitles.

    Filmed in Ultra stereo.

    Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.

    Produced by Together Brothers and Ultra Films for Cable Hough Company Ltd. and Marubeni Corp.
  • Release Date
    11/15/11
  • Theatrical Release
    1991
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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New York Times 11-17-1993 "...Filled with heat, dust and corruption....Confident..."
Sight and Sound 04-01-2001 "...[The film] appears just as bold a side-step from the conventions of Hollywood storytelling as it did on its theatrical release..."
Uncut 01-01-2006 "[A] bittersweet character study that unfolds in long, fluid, poetic master shots."
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