Frozen River

Frozen River (2008)

Desperation Knows No Borders

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2008-03-26
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 291 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Harwood Hunt Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Courtney Hunt
star 6.7/10
From 291 Ratings


Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. 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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  • Melissa Leo

    as Ray Eddy
  • Misty Upham

    as Lila Littlewolf
  • Charlie McDermott

    as TJ
  • John Canoe

    as Bernie Littlewolf
  • Jay Klaitz

    as Guy Versailles
  • Dylan Carusona

    as Jimmy
  • James Reilly

    as Ricky
  • Michael O'Keefe

    as Trooper Finnerty
  • Mark Boone Junior

    as Jacques Bruno
  • Betty Ouyang

    as Chinese woman
Editing Kate Williams Editor
Writing Courtney Hunt Screenplay
Directing Courtney Hunt Director
Production Heather Rae Producer
Camera Reed Morano Director of Photography
Sound Peter Golub Original Music Composer
Production Molly Conners Co-Producer
Production Craig Shilowich Associate Producer
Production Chip Hourihan Producer
Art Inbal Weinberg Production Design
Art Jasmine E. Ballou Set Decoration
Art Max Sherwood Property Master
Art Brian Rzepka Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Abby O'Sullivan Costume Design
Production Charles S. Cohen Executive Producer
Production Donald Harwood Executive Producer
Sound Shahzad Ismaily Original Music Composer
Camera Jory Sutton Still Photographer