- 1h 48m
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Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson stars in this gripping drama of a man torn between his career and his conscience. As a border guard involved in drug smuggling along the Rio Grande, Charlie Smith (Nicholson) has crossed the line many times. But when he decides to clean up his act and help unite an "illegal" woman with her baby, he runs afoul of his corrupt department, his greedy wife (Valerie Perrine) and a ruthless neighbor (Harvey Keitel) in this action-packed suspense-thriller.
© 1981 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: It makes frustratingly facile work of its thorny premise, but Jack Nicholson's gritty lead performance keeps The Border worth watching.
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- Genre:Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:January 29, 1982
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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