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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 115 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: monterey media, 1989.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Peter Hunt.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert Lansing, David Knell, James Keane, Donald Madden, John Pankow, Bill Holliday.
Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Summary, etc.:
On the Mississippi River in the 1850's, there could be no more romantic dream than to be a steamboat pilot. Braving the hazards of the deceptive, ever-changing river is precisely what Sam has dreamed of, and now, signing on as a "cub" with the pilot of the steamboat Paul Jones, Sam is getting his chance. His journey becomes the adventure of a lifetime, emotionally and physically tested by the river, his employer, and braving the disastrous effects of a deadly explosion. Starring Robert Lansing and David Knell
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: River life > Drama.
Steamboats > Mississippi River > Drama.
Pilots and pilotage > Mississippi River > Drama.
Mississippi River > Drama.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 > Television adaptations.

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