BORDERLINE: The Story of 8 Mile Road This program captures the spirit and eccentricity of metro Detroit's most provocative thoroughfare.No other road in Michigan evokes a response like the one you get when you mention 8 Mile. From topless dancers and the neighborhood groups that battle them, o storefront preachers and the homeless people they minister, 8 Mile remains our areas most notorious boundary. Thoughtful commentary from Jerry Herron, Director of American Studies, and Ronald Stephens; associate Professor of Communication (both from Wayne State University) provide context and analysis. The documentary also features an interview with Mr. Belvedere (his office is on 8 Mile) as well as clips from some of his classic commercials. Part history, part pop culture, this film like a ride down 8 mile, is both thought provoking and entertaining. 1997 Emmy Winner
What ’s great about BORDERLINE is the sheer enjoyability of it visuals...it's a quirky, thoroughly enjoyable, mini-portrait of Detroit... " (3 Stars!) Detroit MetroTimes"
...ingenious...so much fun..." Detroit Free Press
Written and Produced by Gary Glaser and Dave Toorongian Directed by Gary Glaser Narrated by Kim Hunter
The one and only Mr. Belvedere was a commercial staple on local Detroit television stations. This clip features an interview with the affable construction company owner/TV pitchman at his office on 8 Mile. From our Emmy winning documentary "Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road". This clip includes some snippets from his many commercials.