Deliverance Movie Review 1972

Information and Film Reviews for Deliverance the Movie

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Terrifying exploration of the primal nature of man and his alienation from nature, based on the novel by James Dickey, which he adapted for the film (he also makes an appearance as a sheriff). Four urban professionals, hoping to get away from it all for the weekend, canoe down a southern river, encounter crazed backwoodsmen, and end up battling for survival. Excellent performances all around, especially by Voight. Debuts for Beatty and Cox. Watch for O'Neill as a sheriff, and director Boorman's son Charley as Voight's son. "Dueling Banjos" scene and tune are memorable as is scene where the backwoods boys promise to make the fellows squeal like pigs.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Culture Clash, Survival, Hunted!, Top Grossing Films of 1972, Vacations, Summer Camp, Whitewater Rafting, Rape, 4 Bones
James Dickey
Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, James Dickey, Bill McKinney, Ed O'Neill, Charley Boorman
Vilmos Zsigmond
John Boorman
Eric Weissburg

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