advertisement
Main Content

The River [DVD] [1984]

SKU:3562503
Release Date:02/23/1999
Rating:
Your price for this item is $9.99

Cardmember Offers

Frequently bought together

Item you're currently viewing

The River [DVD] [1984]
The River [DVD] [1984]
plus
The Greatest Showman [DVD] [2017]
The Greatest Showman [DVD] [2017]
  • $12.99
The Great Wall [DVD] [2016]
The Great Wall [DVD] [2016]
  • $3.99
    On Sale
    Reg. $5.99
The Wall [DVD] [2017]
The Wall [DVD] [2017]
  • $3.99
Subtotal:

Description

This socially conscious family farm drama from director Mark Rydell was his follow up to the Oscar-winning On Golden Pond (1981). Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek star as Tom and Mae Garvey, struggling Tennessee farmers constantly one step away from foreclosing. Their farm sits next to a river that both nourishes their land and constantly threatens to overflow its banks and destroy their crops. The Garveys sell some of their equipment for obscenely low prices at a foreclosure auction, at which some of their neighbors are forced to give up everything they own. The stoic Tom takes a job as a scab at a mill where the union workers are striking. Meanwhile, Mae has a platonic flirtation with local bank manager Joe (Scott Glenn), who saves her life when she's trapped under a heavy piece of farm equipment. Tom's homecoming is cut short by a flood, but the raging waters allow him to become a hero to his family again. The River was the third in a trio of dramas depicting the plight of the American family farmer released that same year.

Features

Production notes

Cast & filmmakers' bios

Film highlights

Theatrical trailer

Web links