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River's Edge (1986)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 May 1987 (USA)
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A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

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Storyline

A group of high school friends must come to terms with the fact that one of them, Samson, killed another, Jamie. Reactions vary, as Layne is intent on protecting Samson and smuggling him out of the state, while others think it's best to go to the police. Matt's tough little brother also finds out about the body and no one knows quite how the police will learn about the murder or who will be blamed for it. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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friend | police | high school | murder | death | See more »

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Crime | Drama

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8 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

River's Edge  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper both went on to star in the 1994 film "Speed" 8 years later. See more »

Goofs

When Layne and Samson are driving in the car together at night, the shadow of the rear-view mirror is visible on Samson's face. In the long shots, the shadow appears to have a cross hanging from it, but on the close-ups of Samson's face, there is no cross. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Checker: [points at legal age sign]
Samson: That's a real nice sign, how much.
Checker: I have to see ID.
Samson: I left it at home. How much?
Checker: I'm not going to sell you this unless you show me ID.
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Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
Written and Performed by Hank Ballard
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kind of disturbing, but a good movie, can't keep your eyes off of it.
6 August 2003 | by (Dallas,TX) – See all my reviews

I really don't have any complaints about this movie, except for the disturbing scenes with the body. I fell upon it while switching around the tv one night. The acting was actually amazing, I didn't expect it to be better than it appeared! I thought Keanu's(who looks the SAME since 1986, which is a very good thing hehe) acting was really *great*, and Crispin played his character perfectly! This movie is a hidden gem! Its a fresh awaking of reality to the '80s, compared to the other teen movies done by the brat pack(even though I do like those moives alot too). All in all, I give it thumbs up!


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