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The River Wild

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Original title
The River Wild
Running time
111 min.
United States United States
Denis O'Neill
Jerry Goldsmith
Robert Elswit
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Universal Pictures / Turman-Foster Company
Action. Adventure. Thriller | Survival Film. Nature
Synopsis / Plot
Meryl Streep stars as Gail, a teacher at a school for the deaf, and shakily married to architect Tom (David Strathairn). It's their son's birthday, and Gail is determined to take Roarke (Joseph Mazello) rafting down her favourite river before it is destroyed by progress. What is supposed to be a family event turns sour when they meet up with Wade (Kevin Bacon) and Terry (John C. Reilly) at the ranger station at the river.
1994: Golden Globes: Nom. Best Actress Drama (Streep) and Supp. Actor (Bacon)
1994: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
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