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The River Wild Details

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In a change-of-pace role designed to prove that she could carry high-concept genre films as well as character-driven dramas, [[Performer~P68676~Meryl Streep~merylstreep]] headlined this fast-paced adventure as Gail, a whitewater rafting guide. For a vacation, Gail is accompanying her son Roarke ([[Performer~P46803~Joseph Mazzello~josephmazzello]]) and workaholic husband Tom ([[Performer~P68638~David Strathairn~davidstrathairn]]) on a river trip. Gail and Tom are experiencing marital troubles and contemplating divorce, but their problems take a back seat when they encounter some menacing rafters led by Wade ([[Performer~P3164~Kevin Bacon~kevinbacon]]). After Tom saves Wade from drowning, they discover that the men are murderous fugitives using the river as an escape route. Kidnapped by the killers, Gail's forced to leave her husband stranded on shore and guide the villains through the "Gauntlet," a raging confluence of rivers that few rafters ever survive. Meanwhile, Tom proves to be wilier than anyone suspected, following the raft on foot and plotting his family's rescue. Following a quartet of popular B-grade thrillers, director [[Performer~P93378~Curtis Hanson~curtishanson]] attempted to break partially out of the genre with The River Wild, which, despite the presence of a psycho killer, played as more a stunt-filled action movie than a murder mystery. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kevin Bacon Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Meryl Streep Best Actress 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meryl Streep Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1994 Nominee

Crew

Curtis Hanson
Director
David Foster
Producer
Lawrence Turman
Producer
Bruce A. Evans
Screenwriter
Ray Gideon
Screenwriter
Denis O'Neill
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Ron Chapman
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Carol Fenelon
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Hutshing
Editor
David Brenner
Editor
Louis Mann
Production Designer
Mark Mansbridge
Art Director
Denis O'Neill
Co-producer
Ray Hartwick
Executive Producer
Ilona Herzberg
Executive Producer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Mack
First Assistant Director
Max Kleven
Stunts
Tony Epper
Stunts
Nancy Klopper
Casting
James Kail
Makeup
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