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The River Rat Details

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[[Performer~P36238~Tommy Lee Jones~tommyleejones]] plays the title character in The River Rat. Released from prison after 13 years, [[Performer~P36238~Jones~tommyleejones]] heads south to meet his hoydenish daughter [[Performer~P57088~Martha Plimpton~marthaplimpton]] for the first time. The father-daughter relationship flounders until [[Performer~P36238~Jones~tommyleejones]] takes the girl on a long, bonding raft trip on the river. Both [[Performer~P36238~Jones~tommyleejones]] and [[Performer~P57088~Plimpton~marthaplimpton]] become fugitives from justice when they run afoul of crooked parole-officer [[Performer~P18601~Brian Dennehy~briandennehy]]. Before the film's allotted 93 minutes have passed, [[Performer~P57088~Plimpton~marthaplimpton]] has proven time and again to be truly her father's daughter. It's a toss-up as to which is more enjoyable in River Rat, the film itself or the wall-to-wall musical score by [[Performer~P167598~Mike Post~mikepost]]. Screenwriter [[Performer~P108242~Thomas Rickman~tomrickman]] was underwritten for his directorial debut by [[Performer~P107758~Robert Redford~robertredford]]'s Sundance Institute. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones
as Billy
Martha Plimpton
as Jonsy
Brian Dennehy
as Doc
Norman Bennett
as Sheriff Cal
Tony Frank
as Poley
Angie Bolling
as Joyce
Pete Renaday
as Cajun Doctor
Rod Britt
as Cajun Deputy

Crew

Tom Rickman
Director
Bob Larson
Producer
Tom Rickman
Screenwriter
Jan Kiesser
Cinematographer
Stephen Geyer
Songwriter
Debbie Allen
Songwriter
Steve Plunkett
Songwriter
Mike Post
Songwriter
Mike Post
Composer (Music Score)
Dennis Virkler
Editor
Steve Mirkovich
Editor
Michael Apted
Executive Producer
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