A bit of an under the radar Nicholson film. Jack gives a subdued performance here as Charlie Smith, a border patrol agent recently transplanted from California. He's married to a ditzy broad played by Valerie Perrine who's stocking the house with waterbeds, rubber lined pools, and furniture while he's out rustlin' up illegals and getting sucked into a scam by next door neighbor and fellow officer played by Harvey Keitel. The scheme involves shipping illegal immigrants into Texas for cash, Jack can't quite get on board with this and all sorts of dusty, bloody mayhem ensues. Warren Oates pops up briefly as Jack and Harvey's superior, couldv'e used a little more screen time though. Jack is drawn to a girl played by Elpidia Carrilo who has been separated from her child. In an effort to win her trust and for his own peace of mind, Jack retrieves the kid, freeze frame, cheesy postcard ending. All in all a very good flick from 82', Jack rockin' a porn stache, Keitel impaled by a bulldozer, some sad rotten dental plan havin' bastard blows his own face off. What's not to love? Soup's on!