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The River Thief (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 14 October 2016 (USA)
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Diz (Joel Courtney) is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn't accept handouts. He takes whatever he ... See full summary »

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N.D. Wilson

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N.D. Wilson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joel Courtney ... Diz
Paul Johansson ... Saul
Bas Rutten ... Clyde
Raleigh Cain ... Selah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Cash Tommy Cash ... Marty
Patricia Isenberg ... Nerd Mom
Sonya Katarina ... Extra
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Diz (Joel Courtney) is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn't accept handouts. He takes whatever he wants and runs. Jaded and determined to answer to no one, Diz lives a life marked by thievery and abandonment. Things change for Diz when he floats into a small town on the Snake River. There he is confronted by an unflappable old man named Marty and falls for Marty's guarded granddaughter, Selah. When Diz robs a local drug-dealing crazy, he becomes the owner of a giant pile of cash and the target of two vicious killers. With more money than he knows what to do with, and criminals at his heels, Diz puts the people he's learned to care about in danger, still trying to win Selah. But some things can't be stolen or bought. The River Thief is a film about guilt, self-sacrifice, and accepting life as a gift.

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14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Moscow, Idaho, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Tommy Cash, who plays Marty, is the brother of the late Country Music legend Johnny Cash. See more »

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Diz: [narrating] Some places change things - some days, some people... they can put a mark on you that won't ever wash off. The good ones, and the bad ones. Learned that more than one way. Before all this, life was simple. I was an alley kid. If I needed something and you didn't, I made it mine. An empty bed, a clean shirt, a bike here or a truck there. Might seem awful, but... I never felt bad. Not usually.
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Amen Again
Written and performed by Douglas Wilson
Published by Douglas Wilson
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Fantastic Family Movie Night Material for teens and up!
14 October 2016 | by amylakebSee all my reviews

"The River Thief" has a beautiful message portrayed in a powerful way. The first feature film written and directed by bestselling author N.D. Wilson, "The River Thief" is produced with excellence. The cinematography is gorgeous. The acting is strong and believable, and the characters have a depth that entices one to care about what happens to them.

Parents should know this film could be rated PG-13, as it contains a few scenes of graphic violence and some mild profanity. The teens and adults in our family give "The River Thief" two thumbs up, and hope N.D. Wilson will create many more films in the future!


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