Taglines: It divided the land. It divided the man.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Charlie Smith just wants to do a good job and provide for his wife. But between her demands for a more affluent lifestyle and the importuning of Charlie’s partner Cat to take part in illegal activities in exchange for bribes, Charlie gets caught up in helping smuggle illegal immigrants across the Texas border. When one of them, a young Mexican girl named Maria, loses her baby to abductors who plan to sell the child, Charlie decides to take a stand for her and against the corruption he’s fallen into.
The Border is a 1982 American drama film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo, Shannon Wilcox, Manuel Viescas and Stacey Pickren.
The Border (1982)
Oirected by: Tony Richardson
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo, Shannon Wilcox, Manuel Viescas, Stacey Pickren
Screenplay by: Deric Washburn, Walon Green
Production Design by: Toby Carr Rafelson
Cinematography by: Ric Waite
Film Editing by: Robert K. Lambert
Costume Design by: Vicki Sánchez
Set Decoration by: Barbara Krieger, Robert L. Zilliox
Art Direction by: Richard Sawyer
Music by: Ry Cooder
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: January 31, 1982