Synopsis: Hardened DEA agent, Cole, descends into the dangerous underworld of Tijuana, Mexico in search of his journalist ex-wife who he believes has been abducted by a charismatic Cartel boss with aspirations for public office.
Genre: Action, Crime
90 min

This is an observe and report only,

do you copy?

Do not pursue, do you copy?

Break off the pursuit.






Maria, it's okay.

Maria, it's okay, calm down.

It's okay.

No, no. No problemo.

No, Maria!

Not a problem, it's okay.

With seasonal temperatures,

we should reach our normal high...


Cole, Cole I'm in trouble.

What happened?

I didn't do it, I swear I didn't.

You didn't do what?

I can't explain.

They think...

They think I did it.

They think I did it.

Where's Sarah?

Johnny, where's Sarah?

You look good.

You didn't have to work?

I uh, I had some time off coming.

I'm sorry... about this

and everything else.

It's not any more comforting to know

you didn't plan on screwing my wife.

It's not like she didn't have

something to do with it either.

You ever ask yourself that?

You ever ask yourself why

your wife of nine years...

would just pack up her

things and leave you for me?

Fine, yeah.

We had some problems,

doesn't everybody?

So what's your excuse for taking

advantage of the situation

and fucking your own brother's wife?

Cole, someone did this

to make it look like me.

I would never hurt Sarah,

you've got to believe me.

I think I was drugged.

Come on, Johnny.

This is me you're talking to.

She was working on a story.

What kind of story?

Something about border

cartels, it was big.

Cole, please... get me out of here.

Let me go! Let me go! My office knows

where I'm at, I know the police!

- Just calm down.

- Stop It!

- Calm down!

- Okay.

- Relax, would you?

- Okay, okay, okay.

What are you doing here?

Who are you?

Would you quit it? Would you stop?

Who the hell are you?

Who am I? Who the hell are you?

I'm a friend of the victim's.


What are you doing,

trying to steal this?

It's mine, you asshole. I'm a photo

journalist, I worked with Sarah.


- Gracie.

- I'm Cole.

You're the ex-husband.

So she told you about me?

She said you're an asshole, yeah.

Great, well at least she remembered.


Don't you have work

or something to do?

I took some time off.

What can you tell me about

how Sarah was killed?

You really think she's dead?

Don't you?

She was investigating a series

of articles she was writing.

About anyone in particular?

Raul Montenegro. He's a

businessman and philanthropist.

Spent tons of money on churches,

schools. But he made his fortune...

as a middleman between the South American

drug producers and the border cartels.

Doing what?

Finance, mainly.

So he's a banker, a mob banker.


I'm a little surprised you don't know

about him, being a federal agent and all.

Why couldn't she

just stick to politics?

She did.

He's running for mayor.

That Montenegro?

When he announced his candidacy,

his only son, Cesar, tried to

make a play for his business.

The family split.

What are you not telling me?

There was some money.

Well then yeah, here we go.

Look, she didn't steal anything.

When Cesar left his father

he stole from him, um...

What do you call, money on paper.

Bearer bonds?

Right, 26 bonds worth 500,000 each.

Thirteen million dollars, Jesus.

Sarah's informant

stole them from Cesar.

When he met up with Sarah, he panicked,

and he asked her to hide them.

- You know where the bonds are?

- No.

You know, what I don't understand,

why can't she just give back

the bonds and walk away?

If she's still alive it's

because she's holding out.

She knows that once she gives

the bonds back, they'll kill her.

We don't have much time.

- Sorry I'm late, Javier.

- Hey Raul, not a problem.

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