The River
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1984
Director: Mark Rydell
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-042720
Running time: 2:04 (124 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: February 23, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1178)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
This 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. Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson and Scott Glenn star in this moving tribute to love, faith, determination and the vanishing America of the independent farm family.

Tom and Mae Garvey (Gibson and Spacek) are struggling to keep their homestead safe from the local power authority who wants to flood their land. When Mae's former beau, John Wade (Glenn), turns out to be in charge of the plan to acquire the property, tensions run high, climaxing in a devastating confrontation on the flooded river banks.

Directed by On Golden Pond's Mark Rydell, The River features magnificent location photography by Vilmos Zsigmond and an outstanding score by John Williams.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Mark Rydell....Director
Writing
Robert Dillon....Screenwriter
Julian Barry....Screenwriter
Robert Dillon....Story By
Production
Edward Lewis....Producer
Robert Cortes....Producer
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Sidney Levin....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
David Ronne....Production Sound Mixer
Kay Rose....Supervising Sound Editor
Richard Portman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Victoria Rose Sampson....Sound Editor
Jerry Rosenthal....Sound Editor
Chet Slomka....Sound Editor
Jack Schrader....Sound Editor
Neil Burrow....Sound Editor
Nick Alphin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Thirlwell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Joe I. Tompkins....Costume Designer
Charles Rosen....Production Designer
Norman Newberry....Art Director
Ken Pepiot....Visual Effects
Stan Parks....Visual Effects
Guy Faria....Visual Effects
Thomas Love....Visual Effects
David Simmons....Visual Effects
Paul Stewart....Visual Effects
Brenda Todd....Make-up Artist
Cast
Mel Gibson....Tom Garvey
Sissy Spacek....Mae Garvey
Shane Bailey....Lewis Garvey
Becky Jo Lynch....Beth Garvey
Scott Glenn....Joe Wade
Don Hood....Senator Neiswinder
Billy Green Bush....Harve Stanley
James Tolkan....Howard Simpson
Bob W. Douglas....Hal Richardson
Andy Stahl....Dave Birkin
Lisa Sloan....Judy Birkin
Larry D. Ferrell....Rod Tessley
Susie Toomey....Sally Tessley
Kelly Toomey....Lisa Tessley
Frank Taylor....Zemke
Ivan Green....Smoot
Desmond Couch....Wilderfoot
Charles G. Riddle....Youngdall
Jim Antonio....Dan Gaumer
Samuel Scott Osborne....Billy Gaumer
Amy Rydell....Betty Gaumer
David Hart....Harley
Barry Primus....Roy
Mark Erickson....Baines
Jack Starrett....Swick
Charlie Robinson....Truck
Dean Whitworth....Doctor
Charles S. Hanson....Fat Man
Ira M. Quillen II....TV Weatherman
Matt Bearson....First Employee
Timothy Shadden....Second Employee
Elizabeth Lane....Secretary
Gary Gershaw....Drifter