The Border (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Border (1982)




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The lives of a Mexican mother attempting to enter America and an American border guard reluctantly drawn into a world of corruption intersect in this drama. When the Mexican woman's child is kidnapped, the guard dedicates himself to bringing her baby back, no matter what the cost.

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Mike Gomez
as Manuel
Alan Fudge
as Hawker
Juan Ramírez
as Angel Dominguez
Lupe Ontiveros
as Madam in Whorehouse
James W. Gavin
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for The Border

All Critics (9)

If you want to see Jack Nicholson give a simple, compelling performance with absolutely no hambone antics, look no further than this underrated drama.

Full Review… | April 21, 2007

There's nothing very memorable except for Nicholson's subdued brooding performance.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Nicholson as border cop is interesting casting.

June 12, 2005

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.

March 18, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Jack Nicholson's vivid and earnest performance holds The Border together.

Full Review… | February 4, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Border

2/15/2015: The acting was very good, but the movie was not that entertaining or interesting. I was mostly bored throughout.

Russ Bast
Russ Bast

An underrated flick with a great cast (Nicholson! Keitel!) and decent direction, which more or less compensate for a predictable plot.

Lucas Dias Rodrigues Dos Santos
Lucas Dias Rodrigues Dos Santos

Great Nicholson and Keitel film that holds up to todays standards. A great morality piece and a fantastic story with great characters. I really need to see this again.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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