Frozen River

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some language.
Released on:
August 1, 2008 (NY, LA)

Production Companies:
Off Hollywood Pictures
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Mark Boone Junior, Michael O'Keefe, Jay Klaitz, Bernie Littlewolf, Dylan Carusona, Michael Sky

Director: Courtney Hunt

Screenwriter: Courtney Hunt

Genre: Drama
About the film:
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 US-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.
Rated R for some language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $70,234 (7 theaters) | Domestic Total: $2.51 mil.
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