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Reach the Rock (1998)

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Two school kids, who are best friends, are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Ryan (as William Ryan)

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Sadler ... Quinn
Alessandro Nivola ... Robin
Bruce Norris Bruce Norris ... Ernie
Karen Sillas ... Donna
Brooke Langton ... Lise
Richard Hamilton ... Ed
Norman Reedus ... Danny
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Storyline

Two school kids, who are best friends, are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and drowns halfway towards the rock. The entire town blames the the kid for his friends death, he runs away, never to be seen again. He eventually comes back to his home town of Shermerville and goes crazy, and starts to trash the town (for example, breaking store-front windows, stealing a police car). He also meets up with his old high school girlfriend. The majority of the movie takes place in one night. Written by Darryl Wisner

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was one of the two scripts offered to Chris Columbus to direct, the other being Home Alone (1990). See more »

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Window Lights
Written and Performed by The Sea and Cake
Recorded by John McEntire
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A Gem of a Film
18 April 2002 | by vernonSee all my reviews

Like the other reveiwers here, I accidently came across this movie - for me on cable TV in Australia. What a beautiful little film this is. It had a great script, was superbly acted , and was quite moving to me. Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,317, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$4,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,960
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Company Credits

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Gramercy Pictures (I) See more »
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DTS

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Color
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