Frozen River (2008)
Desperation Knows No Borders.
Frozen River movie synopsis: 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.
Box Office: Sony Pictures Classics paid $500,000 for the rights to distribute the film in North America and some other territories. The film eventually grossed $2,511,476 in limited theatrical release in the United States and $2,621,734 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $ 5,133,210.
Cast:Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O`Keefe, Mark Boone Junior, James Reilly