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Frozen River

Rating:R (for some language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:August 1, 2008
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior, Charlie McDermott
Director:Courtney Hunt
Producer:Chip Hourihan
Writer:Courtney Hunt
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

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