- Runtime: 110 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
An acclaimed, action-packed drama about four businessmen from the Atlanta suburbs who decide to test their skill on the white-water rapids. But when these city boys are set upon by a band of vicious hillbillies, their weekend canoeing trip in the Appalachians turns into a deadly odyssey -- and a test of their will to survive in a hostile wilderness.
Based on James Dickey's novel, this harrowing film tells the story of an ill-fated canoe trip in deep backwoods America, where the people are as scary as the country is beautiful. Film debut of Beatty and Cox and Reynolds' best film. Spawned hit song "Dueling Banjos." Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing.
Filmed in Panavision; color by Technicolor. James Dickey won the National Book Award for his poetry in 1965. "Deliverance" was his first novel. It was published in 1970. Won the 1972 National Board of Review Award as one of the Ten Best Films of the Year. Shot on location in Georgia.
Video Release: June 26, 2012
Studio: Warner Home Video