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White Mile (1994)

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

Director:

Robert Butler

Writer:

Michael Butler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Dan Cutler
Peter Gallagher ... Jack Robbins
Robert Loggia ... Nick Karas
Bruce Altman ... David Koenig
Fionnula Flanagan ... Gena Karas
Jack Gilpin Jack Gilpin ... Peter Wiederhorn
Ken Jenkins ... Jerry Taggart
Dakin Matthews ... Andy Thornell
Don McManus ... Art Stefanoff
Robert Picardo ... Tom Horton
Max Wright ... Bill Spencer
Alice Barden Alice Barden ... Stephanie
Tim Choate ... Young Man
Kevin Cooney ... Older Man
Cab Covay 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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How far would you go to keep your job? See more »

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Drama | Sport | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bátorság próba See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Dan Cutler: Nick, let's go! A little hustle! Set an example for the younger ones. Come on, that was a joke.
Nick Karas: Yeah, was it?
Dan Cutler: What, do you feel a little cranky until you get your Ovaltine in the morning?
Nick Karas: Are you needling me?
Dan Cutler: No, I'm not needling you.
Nick Karas: Yes, you are. Why do you do that? Do you enjoy that?
Dan Cutler: Tell you what. Let's get in the boat. We can do group therapy on the way home.
Nick Karas: No, let's be straight with each other for a minute. Why don't you let up, Dan? I'm not a threat to you. Relax.
Dan Cutler: You know, I always ...
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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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there's a lesson here
12 August 2010 | by Steve SkafteSee all my reviews

The intensity of "White Mile" is somewhat surprising. Oh, I don't mean intensity in the way the DVD case will have you believe - all action and peril in the vein of "The Edge". In fact, the white water rafting is ultimately a very brief portion of the story. The stars of the film (Alan Alda and Peter Gallagher) offer up both very solid and very conflicted characters. At first, the depth is a unexpected thing. We aren't given basic sketches created simply to graft onto a script. Michael Butler has written this film as, essentially, a moral dilemma. In the end, it is so much devoted to this approach that we never quite get going in a fully emotional sense.

"White Mile" made me think. That's a good thing. It didn't particularly make me feel, but I'm okay with that. The acting was good, the direction adequate, and for something I went into without expectation, I can't say I'm disappointed. Good film.


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