In “The Shepherd” (2008), Van Damme plays a Texas border cop battling former member from an elite U.S. military force who now turned their past expertise into running a proficient drug smuggling trade from Mexico into the US. The movie breaks new grounds for Van Damme as he moves in to a more mature role with stronger acting. Van Damme’s trademark fight scenes highlights an upcoming martial artiste, Scott Adkins whose zeal nearly turns the staged studio fights into a legitimate match between the two with a visual delight jammed with innovative techniques and true-to-life kicks. Reality slips into the fight scenes forcing and inspired and newly invigorated Van Damme to truly draw on his own genuine fighting history to legitimately weather his younger rival. By way of irony, Adkins in real life while growing up was inspired by Van Damme.

Movie Backdrop
Expand

The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)

Action/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 35m

IMDB Logo TheMovieDB Logo

Description

In “The Shepherd” (2008), Van Damme plays a Texas border cop battling former member from an elite U.S. military force who now turned their past expertise into running a proficient drug smuggling trade from Mexico into the US. The movie breaks new grounds for Van Damme as he moves in to a more mature role with stronger acting. Van Damme’s trademark fight scenes highlights an upcoming martial artiste, Scott Adkins whose zeal nearly turns the staged studio fights into a legitimate match between the two with a visual delight jammed with innovative techniques and true-to-life kicks. Reality slips into the fight scenes forcing and inspired and newly invigorated Van Damme to truly draw on his own genuine fighting history to legitimately weather his younger rival. By way of irony, Adkins in real life while growing up was inspired by Van Damme.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Stage 6 Films

Budget

$12,000,000
Part Of
Cast
Person Photo

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jack Robideaux
Person Photo

Stephen Lord

Benjamin Meyers
Person Photo

Natalie J. Robb

Capt. Ramona Garcia
Person Photo

Gary McDonald

Billy Pawnell
Person Photo

Daniel Perrone

Felix Nestor
Person Photo

Scott Adkins

Karp
Person Photo

Andrée Bernard

Lexxi
Person Photo

Dan Davies

Emile
Person Photo

Miles Anderson

Arthur Pennigton
Person Photo

Luis Algar

Benito Ortiz
Person Photo

Todd Jensen

Wray
Person Photo

Ivaylo Geraskov

Gallery
Person Photo

Velislav Pavlov

The Contact
Person Photo

Phil McKee

Jed
Person Photo

Bogdan Plakov

Turgell
Person Photo

Joel Morales

Gangster #1
Person Photo

Radoslav Ignatov

Gangster #2 / Deep Voice
Person Photo

Dian Hristov

Stanton
Person Photo

Sava Dragunchev

Flaco
Person Photo

Fidana Dimitrova

Oslem
Person Photo

Hristo Mitzkov

Bomb Squad Leader
Person Photo

Georgi Ivanov Kakalov

Border Patrol Agent (as Georgi Ivanov)
Person Photo

Atanas Srebrev

Deshaun (as Nasko Srebrov)
Person Photo

Juliana Doncheva

Eva Pawnell
Person Photo

Michael McCoy

Flanigan
Person Photo

Dimiter Doichinov

Claude
Person Photo

Krassimir Gospodinov

Chief of Federales
Person Photo

Bashar Rahal

Soldier
Person Photo

Teodora Duhovnikova

Anna-Lucia Ashley
Person Photo

Mike Straub

Police Officer (as Michael Straub)
Person Photo

Mimoza Bazova

Nun
Person Photo

Eleonora Mancheva

Nestor's Girl
Person Photo

Vladimir Bonev

Old Man
Person Photo

Velizar Peev

Leech
Person Photo

J.J. Perry

Illegal Immigrant
Person Photo

George Zlatarev

Priest
Person Photo

Kaloian Vodenicharov

Jamul Al Din
Person Photo

Bianca Brigitte Van Damme

Kassie Robideaux (as Bianca Van Varenberg)
Person Photo

Salahadine H. Beztout

Mexican Federal Agent
Person Photo

Sean Johnson

Funeral Guard #1
Person Photo

Rolando Cadenas

Funeral Guard #2
Person Photo

Brandon Brandt

Funeral Guard #3
Person Photo

Alex Brown

Funeral Guard #4
Person Photo

Kathy Brayton

Civilist in the U.S. Border Patrol Agency
Person Photo

Siso Kamburov

Teacher
Person Photo

Shero Rauf

Guard for the Chief of Federales
Person Photo

Borislav Iliev

Bar Thug #2 (uncredited)
Person Photo

Danko Jordanov

Bar Thug #1 (uncredited)
Person Photo

Radoslav Parvanov

Mexican Prison Fighter (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

Isaac Florentine

Director
Person Photo

Joe Gayton

Writer
Person Photo

Cade Courtley

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Shepherd: Border Patrol

(DVD)

3/4/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Shepherd: Border Patrol

(DVD)

3/4/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Shepherd: Border Patrol

(DVD)

3/4/2008

MobileIcon
app store google play