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The Border

Tony Richardson’s look at corruption in the border patrol service is both sensational and insightful, and Jack Nicholson gives a committed performance as a downtrodden functionary who finds himself in a major moral and humanitarian catastrophe. The problem is still there today, with no consensus on the right diagnosis or solution. The action melodrama costars Harvey Keitel & Valerie Perrine, and introduces (to the U.S.) the impressive Elpidia Carrillo.

The Border (1982)

Region B Blu-ray

Indicator

1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date January 22, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £14.99

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo, Shannon Wilcox, Manuel Viescas, Jeff Morris, Lonny Chapman, Alan Fudge.

Cinematography: Ric Waite, Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editor: Robert K. Lambert

Original Music: Ry Cooder

Written by Deric Washburn, Walon Green, David Freeman

Produced by Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Directed by Tony Richardson

It’s no surprise that Tony Richardson’s 1982 The Border is indeed more relevant now,

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