The Border (1982)
Tom Jones director Tony Richardson might seem a curious choice to direct the contemporary western The Border, but he does his best to emulate Sam Peckinpah. Jack Nicholson stars as an El Paso border guard, saddled with avaricious wife Valerie Perrine. Hoping to stifle her nagging about money matters, Nicholson begins accepting payoffs to allow Mexican aliens to cross the border without interference. This leads to a relationship with a young Mexican mother Elpidia Carillo. Harvey Keitel and Warren Oates lend strong support to this atmospheric tale. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Border
If you want to see Jack Nicholson give a simple, compelling performance with absolutely no hambone antics, look no further than this underrated drama.
There's nothing very memorable except for Nicholson's subdued brooding performance.
Nicholson as border cop is interesting casting.
Assumindo características de western, o filme faz uma bela crítica às hipocrisias e futilidades do american way of life e traz uma das melhores atuações de Nicholson.
Audience Reviews for The Border
A truly under-appreciated Nicholson performance. One of the three or four Keitel efforts I can actually stand to watch without cursing and spitting on the ground. Note to aspiring actors: hook up with Keitel's team, especially if you can't act. If you hire on, for instance, with Keitel's publicist and manager, you will have it made in the shade. And "introducing Elpidia Carillo," no less. What a great movie in which for her to debut!More
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