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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Forced to confront a river with no mercy. Only a few can SURVIVE. 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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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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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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The ultimate cost of a manipulative boss....
15 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alan Alda realistically portrays an all too common tyrannical boss in this true to life adventure. Companies are self serving, and that combined with a self serving executive proves fatal for five men. Anyone who has worked under such conditions will immediately recognize the plight of only doing something, you obviously feel uncomfortable with, to please a boss. The ill-fated rafting trip exposes Alan Alda's character as manipulative, uncaring, and devoid of conscience. The white water expedition is really well done, and the viewer gets a good idea of just how quickly things can go terribly wrong. Highly recommended. - MERK


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