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The Border (1982)

The Border (1982)

The Border




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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.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Deric Washburn, Walon Green, David Freeman, Dave Freeman
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 2004
Universal Pictures


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 (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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

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!

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

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

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