The Border

The Border

Director: Tony Richardson Cast: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine

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Tom Jones director Tony Richardson might seem a curious choice to direct the contemporary western The Border, but he does his best to emulate Sam Peckinpah. Jack Nicholson stars as an El Paso border guard, saddled with avaricious wife Valerie Perrine. Hoping to stifle her nagging about money matters, Nicholson begins accepting payoffs to allow Mexican aliens to cross the border without interference. This leads to a relationship with a young Mexican mother Elpidia Carillo. Harvey Keitel and Warren Oates lend strong support to this atmospheric tale.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2019
UPC: 0738329238247
Original Release: 1982
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 31,261

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Charlie
Harvey Keitel Cat
Valerie Perrine Marcy
Warren Oates Red
Elpidia Carrillo Maria
Shannon Wilcox Savannah
Manuel Viescas Juan
Jeff Morris J.J.
Mike Gomez Manuel
Dirk Blocker Beef
Lonny Chapman Andy
Stacey Pickren Hooker
Floyd Levine Lou
James Jeter Frank
Alan Fudge Hawker
William Russ Jimbo
Gary Grubbs Honk
Billy Silva George
David Beecroft Kevin
Juan Ramirez Angel Dominguez
Lupe Ontiveros Madam in Whorehouse
James W. Gavin Helicopter Pilot

Technical Credits
Tony Richardson Director
Edgar Bronfman Producer
Ry Cooder Score Composer
Dave Freeman Screenwriter
Walon Green Screenwriter
James M. Halty Stunts
Neil Hartley Executive Producer
Robert K. Lambert Editor
Toby Carr Rafelson Production Designer
Vicki Sanchez Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Sawyer Art Director
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Ric Waite Cinematographer
Deric Washburn Screenwriter
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

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The Border 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Neilthemessenger More than 1 year ago
An oppressive atmosphere of corrupt behavior, unfulfillment and impotence permeates THE BORDER, a modern day drama that mostly takes place in and around El Paso, Texas. Nicholson plays Charlie Smith, a U.S. Border Patrol officer who transfers from Los Angeles with his wife to El Paso. The unit he joins has numerous officers participating in the illegtal immigration business. This unusual movie uses music to comment on the action. The score is credited to Ry Cooder. Recommended for adventurous movie lovers, only.