The River Wild

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"The vacation is over."
  • PG-13
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 6.5  (50,006)
  • 63

The River Wild is a thrilling adventure movie from 1994, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, and David Strathairn. The story follows Gail Hartman (Meryl Streep), a former professional river guide, who takes her family on a white-water rafting trip to bond with her workaholic husband Tom (David Strathairn) and troubled teenage son Roarke (Joseph Mazzello).

However, their adventure takes a dangerous turn when they encounter a pair of violent criminals, Wade (Kevin Bacon) and Terry (John C. Reilly), who are fleeing from the law. Wade and Terry take Gail and her family hostage and force her to guide them down the treacherous rapids of the river, using her expertise to evade the police and reach safety.

As the group navigates the river, tensions rise and alliances are questioned as Gail fights to protect her family and outsmart the dangerous criminals. With rapids, waterfalls, and cliffs at every turn, Gail must use all her skills and courage to survive the harrowing journey.

Throughout the movie, the stunning scenery of the river and surrounding wilderness provides a beautiful backdrop while also adding an element of danger and unpredictability to the story. The film also explores the themes of family, loyalty, and survival as Gail and her family are pushed to their limits in the face of danger.

The River Wild is a thrilling and suspenseful ride from start to finish, anchored by powerful performances from Streep, Bacon, and Strathairn. It is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you rooting for the heroes until the very end.

The River Wild is a 1994 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 63.

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    1 hr 48 min
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    6.5  (50,006)
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