Border Radio

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When the Mexican government forbade its clear-channel radio stations to broadcast English-language entertainment shows, a colorful chapter in broadcasting was brought to a close. Border Radio evokes memories of those rough-and-tumble days when deejays like Wolfman Jack were able to do their "platters 'n' chatters" thing on Mexico's 250,000-watt radio outlets. Three genuine musicians-Chris D., John Doe and Alvin-star as three aspiring (and none-too-honest) band members. Forced to flee south of the Border, our anti-heroes struggle for success, but are held back by their own personal quirks. B-movie perennial Luana Anders makes what amounts to a guest appearance in this independently produced black & white effort. Director Allison Anders collaborated on the Border Radio script with Dean Lent (who also served as cinematographer) and Kurt Voss.


Critic Reviews for Border Radio

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"Border Radio," though nearly 25-years old, is surprisingly fresh, still. The music, by notable LA punkers of the time, is done with talent and energy and lends to the hip quotient of the film.

Aug 22, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's a patchy effort that begins in confusion before settling into a rambling anti-road trip which seems like a West Coast response to Jim Jarmusch's far better "Stranger Than Paradise."

Aug 21, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's Andy Warhol west, humorously and amiably capturing the aimless lifestyle of punk rockers, dopers, hangers-on and idlers.

Jun 17, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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The worst! Dull, ineptly acted and dreary.

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