The River Wild Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for The River Wild the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Dissatisfied wife Gail (Streep) plans a family white-water rafting vacation with 10-year-old son Roarke (Mazzello) and workaholic husband Tom (Strathairn). A former guide (and white-water expert) Gail comes to the aid of river novices Wade (boyishly menacing Bacon) and Terry (Reilly), who quickly turn out to be violent criminals needing Gail's help with their escape. Slow start leads to nonstop thrills with Streep an adept action heroine, though undercut by the flic's need to do something with Strathairn's thankless role. Beautiful Montana and Oregon settings.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Family Ties, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Whitewater Rafting, Vacations, Moms, Montana, Summer Camp, Wonder Women, A River Runs Through the Plot
Raynold Gideon
Meryl Streep, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt
Robert Elswit
Curtis Hanson
Jerry Goldsmith
David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Ray Hartwick, Turman-Foster Company, Mark Huffam

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