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The river [electronic resource].

Rydell, Mark, 1934- (film director.). Lewis, Edward (Producer), (film producer.). Cortes, Robert, (film producer.). Dillon, Robert (Screenwriter), (screenwriter.). Barry, Julian, (screenwriter.). Gibson, Mel (actor.). Spacek, Sissy (actor.). Glenn, Scott, 1942- (actor.). Williams, John, 1932- (composer (expression)). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn, Billy Green Bush, James Tolkan. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 124 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Universal Pictures , 1984.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Mark Rydell.
Participant or Performer Note:
Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn, Billy Green Bush, James Tolkan.
Summary, etc.:
This emotionally-charged film celebrates the triumph of a young rural couple as they face nature's greatest ravages, the threat of poverty and a wrenching separation. Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson and Scott Glenn star in this moving tribute to love, faith, determination and the vanishing America of the independent farm family. Tom and Mae Garvey (Gibson and Spacek) are struggling to keep their homestead safe from the local power authority who wants to flood their land. When Mae's former beau, John Wade (Glenn), turns out to be in charge of the plan to acquire the property, tensions run high, climaxing in a devastating confrontation on the flooded river banks.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG-13.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Farms, Small > Drama.
Floods > Drama.
Families > Drama.

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