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The River Rat (1984)

After serving time for a theft he didn't commit, all Billy wants to do is to reconnect with his daughter. However, some loose ends, like the whereabouts of the stolen loot, just won't let him go.

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Wexel
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Vadie
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Sheriff Cal
Tony Frank ...
Poley
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Joyce
Roger Copeland ...
Young Billy
Tommy Burlison ...
Whitey
Tamara Hartley ...
Young Joyce
Louise Anderson ...
Wexel's Aunt
Melissa Hart ...
Peggy
Mary Harper ...
Old Woman
James Hurt ...
Motorist
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After serving time for a theft he didn't commit, all Billy wants to do is to reconnect with his daughter. However, some loose ends, like the whereabouts of the stolen loot, just won't let him go.

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La barca del infierno  »

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The meaning of the film's title "The River Rat", despite other definitions, in the context of this movie, refers to people who live alongside a river, and frequent in river activities, such as fishing and boating. See more »

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Wexel puts his branch into the fire twice. See more »

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A Family Film for Psychos and Liars
15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three people intentionally rob a house. A murder occurs during the robbery. Tons of money is stolen. One of the three later dies, and the other two deny responsibility.

One of the remaining two decides to dig up the stolen money, all the while denying any responsibility. Even after confessing to his daughter, he continues to deny. Luckily, his daughter is also psycho, and she joins in with the denial.

For no apparent reason, the underage actors get nekkid in various scenes.

Along the way, the innocent murderer encounters people who are much worse than he is. You know they are worse then him because they also want the money that he got from his robbery/murder.

Eventually, the innocent murderer becomes a grave robber because way back when he didn't do anything wrong, he hid the money in a casket.

Overall, a heartwarming story of innocent people who aren't responsible for the murders, death, robberies and other crimes that they committed.


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