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Dissatisfied wife Gail (Streep) plans a family white-water rafting vacation with 10-year-old son Roarke (Mazzello) and workaholic husband Tom (Strathairn). A former guide (and white-water expert) Gail comes to the aid of river novices Wade (boyishly menacing Bacon) and Terry (Reilly), who quickly turn out to be violent criminals needing Gail's help with their escape. Slow start leads to nonstop thrills with Streep an adept action heroine, though undercut by the flic's need to do something with Strathairn's thankless role. Beautiful Montana and Oregon settings.

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Available on Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Family Ties, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Whitewater Rafting, Vacations, Moms, Montana, Summer Camp, Wonder Women, A River Runs Through the Plot
Raynold Gideon
Meryl Streep, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt
Robert Elswit
Curtis Hanson
Jerry Goldsmith
David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Ray Hartwick, Turman-Foster Company, Mark Huffam

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The River Wild
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The River Wild released in 1994. The movie has 111 minutes of non-stop excitement and suspense. Gail (Meryl Streep), whom is an expert at white water rafting, goes on a family trip. Gail, her husband Tom (David Strathairn), and their ten year old son Roarke (Joseph Mazzello) go on white water rafting down a river near their families house. While on the trip, their family encounters two men who seem lost and unfamiliar with the river. Gail, being an expert, tries to help them out. Come to find out these two men are bad criminals and violent. They force Gail and her family to help them escape.