Rent The River (1984)

3.2 of 5 from 53 ratings
1h 58min
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Synopsis:
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 Garvey's sell some of their equipment for obscenely low prices at a foreclosure auction, at which some of their neighbours 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.
Actors:
, , Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch, , , , , Bob W. Douglas, , , Larry D. Ferrell, Susie Toomey, Kelly Toomey, , , Desmond Couch, Charles G. Riddle, , Samuel Scott Osborne
Directors:
Producers:
Robert Cortes, Edward Lewis
Writers:
Robert Dillon, Julian Barry
Others:
John Williams, Vilmos Zsigmond, Richard Portman, David Ronne, Robert Thirlwell, Nick Alphin
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/04/2003
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Production Notes
  • Cast And Filmmakers' Biographies
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/02/2017
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of The River

Slow and rural - The River review by JD

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29/06/2012

A story of hard working country folk struggling to meet payments. Pitting their lives against a wealthy businessman. The pace is glacial, the plot telescoped and the excitement nil. If you are not careful you will fall asleep.

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