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The Border
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The Border 1982

From Amazon: This is one of Jack Nicholson's most underrated performances and director Tony Richardson's most overlooked films. Nicholson is a member of the U.S. Border Patrol who moves with his materialistic wife (Valerie Perrine) to a small Texas town. There, his new colleagues try to pull him into the web of corruption that runs through the local department and he's tempted, because the illicit cash will help pay the bills that his charge-happy wife is running up. But his conscience gets the better of him when he gets involved in a case of a young Mexican woman whose baby is stolen to be sold for adoption. Nicholson simmers, stews, and eventually...

Directed By:
No image existsTony Richardson
Written By:
No image existsDeric Washburn
No image existsWalon Green
No image existsJack Nicholson
No image existsHarvey Keitel
No image existsValerie Perrine
No image existsWarren Oates
No image existsElpidia Carrillo

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The Border Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/10/2009)

There are two things about this movie that make it a must-watch: Jack Nicholson in one of his best performances, and the issue of immigration.

Nicholson is a border guard who tries to resist the money available but his crazy wife (Valerie Perrine) just spends, spends, and spends like he was a Rockefeller. He finally joins...

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