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The Border is a 1982 crime-drama film starring Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel and Valerie Perrine, directed by Tony Richardson, written by Deric Washburn, Walon Green and David Freeman and produced by Edgar Bronfman Jr..

Summary

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.

Cast

Jack Nicholson Charlie Smith
Harvey Keitel Cat
Valerie Perrine Marcy

Crew

Tony Richardson Director
Deric Washburn Writer
Walon Green
David Freeman
Edgar Bronfman Jr. Producer

Release

Country Releasedate
USA 29 January 1982 (limited)
12 February 1982
Finland 30 April 1982
Sweden
West Germany
France 5 May 1982 (Paris)
Australia 7 May 1982
Portugal 20 May 1982
Denmark 31 May 1982
Colombia 3 June 1982
Japan 12 June 1982
Netherlands 17 June 1982
Norway 25 June 1982
Belgium 29 August 1982 (Gent)
Argentina 6 May 2009 (DVD premiere)

Box office

Date Rank Weekly Gross
(% Change)
Theaters
(Change)
Average Gross-to-Date Week #
Jan 29–31
(Weekend Gross)
12 $516,014 84 $6,143 $516,014 1
Feb 12–15
(4-Day Weekend Gross)
3 $2,506,261 888 $2,822 2 2
Feb 19–25 5 $1,571,525 741
(-147)
$2,121 $6,118,683 4

Critical response

Rotten Tomatoes [[1]] Tomatometer:
80%
Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews: 10 (Fresh: 8 & Rotten: 2)
Audience Score:
52%
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 3,276