The longing to win a race convertes a simple wildwater rafting competition into war.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Dan Cutler
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Jack Robbins
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Nick Karas
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David Koenig
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Gena Karas
Jack Gilpin ...
Peter Wiederhorn
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Jerry Taggart
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Andy Thornell
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Art Stefanoff
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Tom Horton
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Alice Barden ...
Stephanie
Tim Choate ...
Young Man
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Cab Covay ...
Constable Carroll
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How far would you go to keep your job? That's the question the ad for this movies states. Based on a true story, Dan Cutler is the head of a New York advertising agency. In a move to build character, he books a trip for a whitewater rafting trip on Canada's White Mile. After the raft turns over, all of the men scatter all over the rapids. Some of them are found dead, which leads to a lawsuit by one of the wives of the deceased. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Will dropping out of this trip cost them their jobs? Will taking it cost them their lives? See more »

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Drama | Sport | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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21 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Bátorság próba  »

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Alan Alda, Ken Jenkins and Dakin Matthews all appeared in And the Band Played On (1993). Alda and Matthews also appeared in Bridge of Spies (2015). See more »

Quotes

Jack Robbins: Is your knee hurting, Dan?
Dan Cutler: No, it's fine. How are you? You ought to ask them to give you a pill.
Jack Robbins: Do you want me to make the calls to the families?
Dan Cutler: No, I'll call them. You go back home, and make sure people don't fall apart. You know, there's a lesson here. I didn't motivate them enough. If I'd just built a fire under them, we wouldn't be here now. I let myself down, you know? You were great out there, Jack; you ought to be proud of yourself.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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The Song of the Marines
by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Published by Warner Bros. Inc.
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Riveting
23 August 2001 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Combining the best elements of adventure, suspense, character study AND courtroom drama, "White Mile" is a smart and engrossing film, made all the more fascinating due to the fact that it's (at least partially) based on true events. Alan Alda gives an astonishing performance as Dan Cutler, a hard-assed, unsympathetic ad executive who, convinced that his underlings have lost their competitive edge in the business, bullies them (along with a couple of their clients) into going on a whitewater rafting trip. Tragedy strikes the group on their outing, and when the details of the accident look like they may be swept under the rug and dismissed, one of the men who survived (Peter Gallagher, also very fine)decides to come forth and tell the truth when Cutler and the company are sued by the wife of one of the deceased.

If you only know Alda from his days as the nice-guy Hawkeye on "M*A*S*H," he's sure to surprise you here with his intense, tightly-wound portrayal. Expertly filmed by veteran director Robert Butler, "White Mile" is riveting all the way. Excellent, atmospheric score by Pray For Rain. Not to be missed! ****stars


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