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The River Wild (1994) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Gail, an expert at white water rafting, takes her family on a trip down a river on which she used to be a guide. Along the way, the family encounters two men who are unexperienced rafters that need to find their friends down river. Later, the family finds out that the pair of men are armed robbers. The men then physically force the family to take them down the river to meet their accomplices. The rafting trip for the family is definitely ruined, but most importantly, their lives are at stake.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • Gail is a professional at water rafting. She twigs every day, and she is in very good shape. She takes her family on a rafting trip down the river, but she has no idea that the planned trip is about to become a nightmare. Two escaping robbers with a handgun meet the family on the trip, and join them. Only later does Gail realize that their new friends are dangerous criminals, but it's too late. The two men force them to stay together, and to keep cruising down the river. The family's lives are risked not only by the two men, but also by the river which becomes more stormy and wilder.

    - Written by rsilberman
  • Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

    - Written by Fred Hapgood <fhapgood@world.std.com>

Synopsis

A Boston couple, Gail (Meryl Streep) and Tom (David Strathairn) are having marital problems. Gail, a rafting expert...

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