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Beyond Borders (2003)

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Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Bauford
Elliott Hauser
Lawrence Bauford
Mrs. Bauford
Philip (as Johnathan Higgins)
John Gausden ...
Jimmy Bauford
Isabelle Horler ...
Anna Bauford
Iain Lee ...
Master of Ceremonies
Keelan Anthony ...
Kalyane Tea ...
Steiger's Girlfriend


Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In A Place She Didn't Belong, Among People She Never Knew, She Found A Way To Make A Difference. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and war-related violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Sem Fronteiras  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,076,402 (USA) (24 October 2003)


$66,237 (Brazil) (26 March 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ralph Fiennes was originally attached to this project when Oliver Stone was still slated to direct, according to an interview with Fiennes on Charlie Rose (December 28, 2000). See more »


At 1:03 when Sarah arrives in Cambodia, there is a distinct dolphin cry in an area that appears to be land locked. See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Jordan: I wonder, do we all know where we belong? And if we do, in our hearts, why do we so often do nothing about it? There must be more to this life, a purpose for us all, a place to belong. You were my home. I knew from the moment I met you, that night, so many years ago.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to all relief workers and the millions of people who are victims of war and persecution. They continue to inspire us all with their courage and will to survive. See more »


Featured in Six Feet Under: The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) See more »


Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Hour Lavy
Courtesy of Chlangden Production and Son Thoeung
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What an eye opener !!!!!
9 January 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

I did not know what to expect when I rented this DVD I was intrigued by the write up on the cover. Well I thought that the story in general was very appropriate after what has happened in Asia and the war in Irac. I think that people are very much unaware of what is going on in these countries and it is too easy to sit and watch CNN and SKY and say what a shame and then switch off and go on with their lives (Me Included). I thought that the movie was very real and the fact that there was a love story made it even more real because I'm sure that there are many real aid workers who have experienced the same things. It makes fore more excitement with all the different countries and situations. Showing us that it is not only a problem isolated to one country or one race of people. This movie made me sit up and think about the situations of the World and my own Country. I say thank you to the the actors (Angelina Jolie; Clive Owen),directors,writers,crew and all the folks involved in the making of this movie. Well Done. I believe all the persons who had something bad to say about this movie, need to take another good look and check to see if they actually have a heart beating in their chest. They are probably last or NEVER in line to give a donation to a good cause. I thank you all for listening.

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