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A group hires a guide to take them whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River in Africa, but what they don't know is that the guide is actually a ....

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A dream vacation... Becomes a grim Nightmare.

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The Nyami Nyami, otherwise known as the Zambezi River God or Zambezi Snake spirit, is one of the most important gods of the Tonga people. Nyami Nyami is believed to protect the Tonga people and give them sustenance in difficult times. The River God is usually portrayed as male. This myth sets the scene for the beginning of the movie, and is still a popular myth in Zimbabwe - with a statue of Nyami Nyami overlooking the wall at Kariba Dam. See more »

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A "Deliverance" that doesn't deliver.
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stephen Shellen plays an African river guide with a serious screw loose who takes three young men and a woman on a white water boating experience down the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe. What his new boat-mates think is just Shellen's bad temper becomes their undoing when he loses his mind and takes them all on the ride of their lives. This little mediocrity does have the advantage of being shot all on-location in Zimbabwe, but as a story it's mostly a rehash of 'Deliverance', with the main variation of having the Burt Reynolds character from that classic film become the bad guy as he does here. There are no hillbillies, but there is a clueless chubby guy (a la Ned Beatty) as one of the riders (and he gets razzed continuously by Shellen over both issues, but strangely the guy's cluelessness was explained early on to Shellen (the poor guy is an admitted amateur at this water rapids stuff) and the actor cast is hardly chubby (in fact you'd need a pinch test to find much fat on him). This is called bad writing and miscasting. But the acting is bad all around and the storyline has far too many scenes of Shellen losing track of, or getting attacked by, his charges and overcoming both problems with the greatest of ease. Flat music score doesn't help.


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