Frozen River
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2 Nominations
Year 2008
Director Courtney Hunt
Writer Courtney Hunt
Starring Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott
81st Academy Awards

Frozen River is a 2008 American crime drama film written and directed by Courtney Hunt starring Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, and Mark Boone Junior.


The Plot

Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Ray and Lila - and a New York State Trooper as opponent in an evolving cat-and-mouse game.


Frozen River Movie Trailer - Trailer01:48

Frozen River Movie Trailer - Trailer




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