The River Wild

From the director of "THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE" comes an action drama centering on a family taken hostage by escaped convicts. Meryl Streep stars as Gail Hartman, a former river guide, who tries to reconcile her troubled family by taking them on a rafting excursion through the white-water rapids in the Pacific Northwest. Plans for a placid bonding experience are quickly thrown overboard when the fami- ly is kidnapped by a deceptively charming felon (Kevin Bacon) and his not-too-smart accomplice (John C. Reilly), who need Gail's expertise to make it down the river. Rounding out the ensemble are David Strathairn as Streep's none-too-handy-on-the-river husband and Joseph Mazzello as their 10-year-old son. Of the story: "An action-adven- ture-thriller that will be interesting because it was cast against people's expectations."

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UK Release Date: 
Fri, 02/24/1995
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Running Time: 
111 Mins

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