The River
The River (1984)

This socially conscious family farm drama from director Mark Rydell was his follow up to the Oscar-winning On Golden Pond (1981). Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek star as Tom and Mae Garvey, struggling Tennessee farmers constantly one step away… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 17, 1984
DVD Release Date: February 23, 1999
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Emanuel Levy

Starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek, The River is one of three films dealing with the plight of American farmers which came out in the same year, 1984.

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Cassie Hill
A movie that shows you not to judge Sissy Spacek by her performance in Carrie.
John Ballantine
Not one of Sissy's best moments. I guess she had to put up with being married to Mel Gibson and see her farm wash away. It would leave a lasting mark on… More
jay nixon
Sissy is good as always, Mel over earnest.
Dean McKenna
Just a good emotionally-charged film celebrates the triumph of a young rural couple as they face nature's greatest ravages, the threat of poverty and a… More