River's End

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A concerned grandfather gives his troubled grandson one last shot at redemption in director William Katt's sensitive tale of survival in the wilderness. Clay Watkins (Sam Huntington) is a seventeen-year old boy who still hasn't gotten over the recent death of his father. His anger over the death sending him into a rapid downward spiral, Clay struggles to fit in at his new school after he is ejected from the basketball team and sought out by the police for his involvement in a petty crime. When wayward Clay's troubles begin to spell trouble for his concerned grandfather Buster (Barry Corbin), the local sheriff, the sympathetic lawman presents the reckless juvenile with an ultimatum: set out on a sixty-mile stretch of the Pecos River and prove your worth by navigating nature, or go to jail. While at first the choice seems like an obvious one, Clay soon finds his attempt to navigate the rugged Pecos River complicated by the appearance of two fugitives who are racing towards the Mexican border with a frightened hostage (Amanda Brooks) in tow.

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Sam Huntington
as Clay Watkins
Barry Corbin
as Sheriff Buster Watkins
Amanda Brooks
as Regina Kennedy
Charles Durning
as Murray Blythe
Juli Erickson
as Anne Blythe
Greg Evigan
as Coach Kramer
Caroline Goodall
as Sarah Watkins
Clint Howard
as Mr. Powell
William Katt
as Ed Kennedy
Mona Lee
as Dianne Kennedy
Rudolf Martin
as Alejandro
Eduardo Ortíz
as Rooster Vaughn
Mackie Ranne
as Russell Watkins
Greg Siff
as Doug Barton
Cassandra L. Small
as Hattie Brown
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Cast: Sam Huntington, Barry Corbin, Caroline Goodall, Charles Robinson, Amanda Brooks, Clint Howard, Greg Siff, Charles Durning, William Katt, Mona Lee Fultz, Rudolf Martin, Eduardo Ortiz Director: William Kat Summary: When 17-year-old Clay (Sam Huntington), grandson of Sheriff Buster Watkins (Barry Corbin), goes into a downward spiral after his father's death -- making trouble at school and committing petty crimes -- the lawman decides it's time for some tough love. Given the option of jail time or a 60-mile wilderness trek, Clay chooses the latter but may come to regret it when he encounters more than a few surprises along the way. My Thoughts: "This felt like a made for t.v. movie. The acting left something to be desired. Sam Huntington did a great job with what little he had to work with. The script was just awful. The worse acting came from the two who play the 'bad guys' in this film. The film is filled with bad acting, bad music, and an awful script. The two stars is for the little bit of humor it had, and from the acting of Sam Huntington, Charles Durning, Caroline Goodall, and Barry Corbin. They all did good considering what they had to work with. If you can get past all of that, you might be able to recognize the message this movie is trying to send. But maybe not."


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