The River

The River

"He might be able to hold back the river. But could he hold back the greed of man?"
  • PG-13
  • 1984
  • 2 hr 2 min
  • 6.4  (6,345)
  • 46

This is a 1984 film directed by Mark Rydell, starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek. Much of the the production was filmed near Kingsport, Tennesee. It involves the story of a Tennessee family attempting to keep their farm out of forecloure after floods and financial difficulties. They're also fighting off a self centered land developer played by Scott Glenn. Glenn wants land so his company can build a dam to provide hydro-electric power and jobs for the valley. Gibson and Spacek's farm equipment is sold at auction at ridiculously low prices. He goes to Alabama to work in a steel mill to save the farm, but like others there, he unknowingly takes the short lived job on a scab status since there's a strike at the mill. After he and others are removed from the premises by union workers, his intention to return home is delayed by another flood. He's allowed one more chance though to again be a hero to his family.

The River
The River
The River

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This is a 1984 film directed by Mark Rydell, starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek. Much of the the production was filmed near Kingsport, Tennesee. It involves the story of a Tennessee family attempting to keep their farm out of forecloure after floods and financial difficulties. They're also fighting off a self centered land developer played by Scott Glenn. Glenn wants land so his company can build a dam to provide hydro-electric power and jobs for the valley.

Gibson and Spacek's farm equipment is sold at auction at ridiculously low prices. He goes to Alabama to work in a steel mill to save the farm, but like others there, he unknowingly takes the short lived job on a scab status since there's a strike at the mill. After he and others are removed from the premises by union workers, his intention to return home is delayed by another flood. He's allowed one more chance though to again be a hero to his family.

The River is a 1984 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 2 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 46.

The River is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The River for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1984
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 2 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (6,345)
  • Metascore
    46