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Drug-addled high school student strangles his girlfriend and casually displays the corpse to his apathetic group of friends, who leave the murder unreported for days. Harrowing and gripping; based on a true story. Aging biker Hopper is splendid.

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Available on Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Killer Teens, A River Runs Through the Plot, True Stories, Teen Angst
Neal Jimenez
Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover, Daniel Roebuck, Joshua John Miller, Dennis Hopper, Ione Skye, Roxana Zal, Tom Bower, Constance Forslund, Leo Rossi, Jim Metzler
Frederick Elmes
Tim Hunter
Jurgen Knieper
Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford, Hemdale Films


Ind. Spirit 1988: Film, Screenplay; Sundance 1987: Special Jury Prize.

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River's Edge
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River’s Edge released in 1987 and has a running time of 99 minutes. The movie had five nominations and two wins. In the River’s Edge, Samson (Daniel Roebuck) kills his girlfriend Jamie (Danyi Deats). When his friends find out, they have mixed feelings on what to do. Some want to tell the police, others want to cover it up to save their friend Samson. And the others don’t want any part of it. Will Samson get in trouble? Will someone go to the police?