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The River Wild [Blu-ray] [1994]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Synopsis


    The River Wild
    In a change-of-pace role designed to prove that she could carry high-concept genre films as well as character-driven dramas, Meryl Streep headlined this fast-paced adventure as Gail, a whitewater rafting guide. For a vacation, Gail is accompanying her son Roarke (Joseph Mazzello) and workaholic husband Tom (David Strathairn) on a river trip. Gail and Tom are experiencing marital troubles and contemplating divorce, but their problems take a back seat when they encounter some menacing rafters led by Wade (Kevin Bacon). After Tom saves Wade from drowning, they discover that the men are murderous fugitives using the river as an escape route. Kidnapped by the killers, Gail's forced to leave her husband stranded on shore and guide the villains through the "Gauntlet," a raging confluence of rivers that few rafters ever survive. Meanwhile, Tom proves to be wilier than anyone suspected, following the raft on foot and plotting his family's rescue. Following a quartet of popular B-grade thrillers, director Curtis Hanson attempted to break partially out of the genre with The River Wild, which, despite the presence of a psycho killer, played as more a stunt-filled action movie than a murder mystery. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Meryl Streep
      Meryl Streep - Gail
    • Kevin Bacon
      Kevin Bacon - Wade
    • David Strathairn
      David Strathairn - Tom
    • John C. Reilly
      John C. Reilly - Terry
    • Benjamin Bratt
      Benjamin Bratt - Ranger Johnny



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A Creepy Bit of Bacon

      Posted
      Bleco22

      This is definitely a purchase for you that can appreciate the outdoors, for its strength and beauty. This flick is one of my favorite Kevin Bacon movies. His character, Wade, is a fugitive on the run, which I could easily mistake him for Michael Myers in Halloween. . Bacon has captured the role of a cocky, good 'ole boy, creepy psycho path, selfish fugitive; where nothing will stop him from his freedom point. The conflicting personalities between Wade, Bacon, and Gail, Streep, is brillant. They compliment each other well. The boy from Jurassic Park also stars in it. You will realize that not only will they struggle with each other, but with mother nature also.....One of my favorites, worth the buy!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exciting river adventure

      Posted
      nypgirl
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      This movie is a great river adventure with good casting (David Strathairn is outstanding as the Dad), thrilling photography, and a very interesting plot that pulls you in from the start

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      On the edge of your seat!

      Posted
      RockinTimmy1
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      One awesome film, it will keep you on the edge of your seat! Kevin Bacon plays this part Good! Almost like something out of Unsolved Mysteries.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great buy

      Posted
      Golfdad
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      Everything was perfect. No complaints as the package was sealed and everything was in tact.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      hg1165

      One of the classics. Its one I have been trying to find for years. Glad I ran across it online.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      DonL
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      I enjoy this movie. It really is overrated. I did buy this as a gift.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A psychological & suspenseful thrill Ride

      Posted
      AlwayzGiveMyAll
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      Great film and a awesome addition to my Blu-ray collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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