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Released 1972
Distributor Warner Bros.

James Dickey’s acclaimed Southern gothic novel becomes a landmark experience in suspense with John Boorman’s resonant, disturbing picturization of a river rafting trip that ends in horror and disaster. As desolate a slice of Americana as has ever been put onscreen.

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About Neil Labute

Neil Labute is a writer/director who has worked in radio, television, film and theater. He watches many more films than he will ever make and is thankful that he has enough shelf space at home for the Criterion Collection. When he grows up, he would like to be a cowboy or an astronaut (a nurse or ballerina run a close third and fourth).  

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