I Witness

Synopsis: Jim Rhodes is a human rights worker in Tijuana for a few days to make sure that union elections are fair at a maquiladora owned by a U.S. corporation. In quick succession, the police assault the strikers, the bodies of 27 peasants turn up in an abandoned tunnel that has caved in, and two U.S. teen bikers are missing. As Rhodes pokes around and speculates on connections among these events, he's beaten up, warned off by a drug dealer's attorney, and given varying degrees of help by the U.S. State Department rep, the U.S. Trade rep, and an honest local cop. It's always about money, but whose is at stake and how cheap is Rhodes's life?
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
95 min

There are no fingernails missing...

no bullets to the back

of the head, no cigarette burns.

Nobody hung by their neck,

feet or by their dicks. Comprende?

Got it.

Were any of 'em gagged?

I don't have time for this shit.

Detective, did you find any

tools in the tunnel?

No tools, huh? What were

they diggin' with, their hands?

Find out who these people were

and how they got into the tunnel.

Twenty-seven people dead,

Women, children, even a baby,

We'll know more after we get

the coroner's report,

Give me three days and

I'll have Darrow up there.

- I can handle this.

- Can you?

I've just come out of a meeting

with the Department of Justice.

They promised to take

up the matter.

But in the meantime I want

you to be very, very careful,

If there is a drug connection,

the Valdon Cartel will think...

nothing of killing

a human rights investigator.

I need you to focus on the union

election, Now get some sleep,

You're going to need it,

We don't need no fucking mericones

observers here. Huh?

You can find all the

information in your folder,

- Hey, Jim.

- How are you?

Good. We should get started.

Daxmoore employees will be voting

this week to accept...

or reject union representation.

As you can see, emotions for this

election are running very high.

You need to know that this

could get dirty.

Ah, everyone,

this is Emily Thompson.

She's a trade representative

for the U.S. Commerce Department.

Good morning.

I want to tell you all how pleased

I am that the Mexican government...

has invited American volunteers

to monitor this election.

Daxmoore is a U.S. Company...

and contrary to what union

organizers may assert...

they stand behind these elections

and are remaining neutral.

So please, if any charges

are leveled against them...

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