THE River Wild

Directed by Curtis Hanson
Starring John C. Reilly, Kevin Bacon, Meryl Streep

Universal Studios Home Video | December 26, 2006 | DVD

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This Curtis Hanson film has Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep in an action-packed role as a suburban mom and former white-water rafting guide, whose family rafting vacation turns into a dangerous game of survival. The River Wild proves once again that Streep is a finely tuned actor in any genre. Spending summer vacation with her son on a rafting trip, Gail (Streep) runs into some dangerous killers (Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly) who will stop at nothing to elude the cops. Once the criminals realize Gail’s expert knowledge of the raging river, they abduct her and her son, forcing Gail to guide them down the most dangerous stretch of river, in an attempt to outrun the cops. Packed with vivid action sequences and impeccable performances, this thrilling film will delight audiences, as they join Gail and her son in a fight not only with the killers, but also with the natural forces that control the dangerous, raging waters.

Video Release: December 26, 2006

Theatrical Release: 1994

Runtime: 112

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025192004322

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THE River Wild

Directed by Curtis Hanson
Starring John C. Reilly, Kevin Bacon, Meryl Streep

Video Release: December 26, 2006

Theatrical Release: 1994

Runtime: 112

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025192004322


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Released in English

Synopsis

For her son's birthday, former river guide Gail has cooked up a special surprise: she's taking him on a white-water rafting trip. This doesn't sit too well with her wimpy husband Tom, whose reluctance to come along doesn't help an already troubled marriage. But these problems pale in comparison to what happens when Gail decides to help Wade and Terry, two seemingly friendly guys who are left stranded on the river when their guide disappears. The duo joins the family in their raft -- and quickly reveal their true colors: they're murderous, loathsome criminals who want Gail to use her rafting knowledge to help them elude the cops. They force her to negotiate the Gauntlet, deadly rapids where three rivers converge. As she attempts to navigate these treacherous waters, Tom -- who has managed to escape -- hatches a plan to nab the two felons. They'll both have to succeed in order to stay alive...

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In this taut action thriller a struggling husband and wife take their son on a white-water rafting trip in hopes they can patch up their troubled marriage. While on the trip, the family is hijacked by a pair of criminals who need the wife's rafting expertise to get them down the river.

Notes

The MCA/Universal video release included a 90-second public service announcement about protecting America's rivers. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification. In Dolby stereo. Filmed in Anamorphic. Copyright 1994 Universal City Studios, Inc. Produced in the US by the Turman-Foster Company.
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