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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 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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem rabja See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,317, 18 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,960, 25 October 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gramercy Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Was the last non-PolyGram film to be released by Gramercy Pictures. See more »

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Window Lights
Written and Performed by The Sea and Cake
Recorded by John McEntire
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One of the best films I have seen for a while
13 May 2001 | by davesgotacatSee all my reviews

I was channel hoping when I caught the start of this film but it was one of those gems that really had me hooked. Everything was superb, from the performances, script, editing etc. It lets you into the lives of the people concerned in a most enlightening, thought provoking way. I believe the true measure of a film is how it leaves you and how it remains with you. Again this is a gem, catch it if you can.


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