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The River Thief (2016)

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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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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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Idaho, USA See more »

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Gorilla Poet Productions See more »
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Color (HD)

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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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[first lines]
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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Satan
Performed by Beast
Courtesy of Pheremone Recordings
contains an interpolation of "Hora Decubitus" by Charles Mingus
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The River Thief
17 January 2017 | by lebeaubarnesSee all my reviews

This film was simple, yet creative, and quite well done. Wilson's style was, as in everything he does, very distinctive and pleasing. I enjoy the way he makes each story (whether it be book or film) have an individual and interesting cultural setting. The characters were properly developed and interesting, especially taking into consideration the slightly shorter than average length of the film. The twist ending actually surprised me quite a bit and that is impressive, as I (apparently wrongly) assumed I was familiar enough with the director's style to not let something like that slip up on me.

There were a few things that were a bit rough around the edges, but overall I was pleased with this film and would likely watch it again. There is clearly has a talent for filmography here, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to quality, Mr. Wilson. I hope to see more films of yours in the future.


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