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Beyond Borders (2003)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  24 October 2003 (USA)
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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

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Where hope survives. 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?


Although Beyond Borders (2003) was critically panned, on the film's official website, the president of an international relief organization commended the film: "Beyond Borders is an accurate portrayal of the desperation of the people on both sides of the equation - those who are in need and those who are trying to help them." See more »


When the police van drives the Ethiopian boy to the airport in England, they drive past an Air Transat jet. The scene takes place in 1984, while Air Transat made its inaugural flight on 14 November 1987. 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 »


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15 July 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was absolutely amazed by this film. It has changed my entire perspective on life. After seeing this I want to smack myself for every time that I've ever complained. Ever been depressed. Ever "suffered". I am very disappointed that Beyond Borders was not released in cinemas in my country, and did not do well worldwide. I think it could touch so many more lives like it did my own. I am so much more grateful for what I and everyone else in the Western world have/has. We have very little to worry and stress about. Our lives are so trivial and we need to understand just how lucky we are. On top of it being an amazingly meaningful movie, it has a very well developed storyline with excellent acting by both Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen and everyone else.

Please see this movie. It is wonderful and breathtaking and emotional and heartwarming and covers almost every other feeling you could have.

And if you are one of the people brave enough to do something about the situations discussed in the movie, I thank you so much, from one human to another.

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