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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues.

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Greg MacGillivray
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tara Davis Tara Davis ... Herself
Wade Davis
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... Additional narration
Steve Fisher Steve Fisher ... Himself
Nikki Kelly Nikki Kelly
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ... Himself (as Robert Kennedy Jr.)
Kick Kennedy Kick Kennedy ... Herself
Kristin Kuckelman Kristin Kuckelman ... Herself
Robert Redford ... Narrator
Dale Regan Dale Regan ... Himself
Tanya Shuman Tanya Shuman ... Herself
Shana Watahomigie Shana Watahomigie
Anthony Yap Anthony Yap ... Himself
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A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues.

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Water Planet: Grand Canyon Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Page, Arizona, USA

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$402,239
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Sonics-DDP

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1.44 : 1
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Great scenery, horrible audio
11 February 2010 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This should have been a great experience, even if it was a bit preachy.

However, some moron used the noise of one of the least talented people ever in the music business, Dave Matthews, for almost the entire audio. His nerve racking chalkboard on fingernails not only ruins any possible enjoyment, but distracts from whatever else is shown or said.

The visuals were working well. Most of us got this tape to see the video, and learn more about the area. True, Redford and gang made this into more of a propaganda film, but the propaganda is based on what I believe to be good Science, simply because it is Science without an agenda. No one gets rich by exposing global warming. Instead, the only corporate interests are in drowning out talk of global warming.

But this really shouldn't be about preaching politics. That is a bad format, and politics in a spectacle should be much more subtle. That said, the formula for the film probably could have been more informative than political.

The ideas were well founded, and structured in a decent way. This narrative could have been watchable, except for one thing. The grinding of Matthews and his band. It is IMPOSSIBLE for any one not on severe drugs to listen to this more than a few minutes, and we want to hear the narration. Matthews must really hate Redford to ruin his narration with this garbage.

This should be remade, with a better band. Of course there is always the chance that the narration will be equally ruined by some of the other no talent big name bands out there.


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