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      The River

      1984, Drama, 2h 4m

      21 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Tom and Mae Garvey (Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek) are a Tennessee farming couple battling violent floods to save their land. In addition to natural disasters, the Garveys fight to stop a selfish land developer (Scott Glenn) and a local corporation from foreclosing on their farm. While Mae stays at home to care for their children (Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch) and tend to the crops, Tom finds work as a scab at a steel mill to preserve his family's property.

      • Rating: PG-13

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Mark Rydell

      • Writer: Robert Dillon

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Universal Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Stereo, Surround

      • Aspect Ratio: 35mm, Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Mel Gibson
      Sissy Spacek
      Shane Bailey
      Don Hood
      Billy Green Bush
      James Tolkan
      Robert Dillon

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      • Feb 26, 2014
        Not one of Sissy's best moments. I guess she had to put up with being married to Mel Gibson and see her farm wash away. It would leave a lasting mark on anyone. I feel no more sympathy for the American farmer after viewing this one.
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      • Dec 30, 2009
        A movie that shows you not to judge Sissy Spacek by her performance in Carrie.
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      • Sep 26, 2007
        Sissy is good as always, Mel over earnest.
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      • Apr 14, 2007
        Just a good emotionally-charged film celebrates the triumph of a young rural couple as they face nature's greatest ravages, the threat of poverty and a wrenching separation.
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