Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson stars in this gripping drama of a man torn between his career and his conscience. As a border guard involved in drug smuggling along the Rio Grande, Charlie Smith (Nicholson) has crossed the line many times. But when he decides to clean up his act and help unite an "illegal" woman with her baby, he runs afoul of his corrupt department, his greedy wife (Valerie Perrine) and a ruthless neighbor (Harvey Keitel) in this action-packed suspense-thriller.

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3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings

80% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.7/10
  • Fresh 8
  • Rotten 2

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Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1981 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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