Genre: Drama Age Rating: 12 Quality: BluRay Rating: 6.3
 The River (1984) (More Info)
IMDB User Ratings: 6.3 (5588 votes)
The River 1984 Cover
DirectorMark RydellMusicJohn Williams
Year 1984Runtime 2 Hour 04 Minutes
Country USAProducer Robert Cortes ,Edward Lewis
IMDb Rating 6.3Language English
Genre Drama CastMel Gibson , Sissy Spacek , Shane Bailey , Becky Jo Lynch ....
 Summary
Tom and Mae Garvey are a hard working farming couple living with their two children on the east Tennessee farm owned by Tom's family for generations. They and many of their neighbors have hit hard times of late. A downturn in the economy has led to dwindling land prices. But the biggest problem of late has been that their crop land has been prone to flooding as the property is adjacent to a river. Manipulating the powers that be including a local senator and the local bank, Joe Wade, who also grew up in the area and now runs the local milling company that sets the local grain prices, is working behind the scenes to buy up the properties along the river for a song as he wants to build a dam which would flood the Garvey's and others riverfront properties. The dam would generate electricity, but more importantly for Joe it would provide irrigation opportunities for farm properties away from the river, such as his own. Tom already intensely dislikes Joe as he and Mae used to go together. ...




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