About

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

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Directed by

John Boorman

Written by

James Dickey (Screenplay)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

What did happen on the Cahulawassee River?

Cast

Keywords

river cult film canoe hillbilly wilderness georgia strangeness rafting rapids wound banjo

Photos

Lists

#559 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#84 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#15 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing