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.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Universal Pictures

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Jack Nicholson
as Charlie
Lupe Ontiveros
as Madam in Whorehouse
Alan Fudge
as Hawker
Shannon Wilcox
as Savannah
Mike Gomez
as Manuel
James W. Gavin
as Helicopter Pilot
Juan Ramírez
as Angel Dominguez
James Jeter
as Frank
Billy Silva
as George
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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 20, 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
Spirituality and Practice

Great Nicholson; good movie.

Full Review… | May 21, 2011

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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