Deliverance Poster

Release Date: July 30th, 1972

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Four city-dwelling friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) decide to get away from their jobs, wives and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. When the men arrive, they are not welcomed by the backwoods locals, who stalk the vacationers and savagely attack them in the woods. Reeling from the ambush, the friends attempt to return home but are surrounded by dangerous rapids and pursued by a madman. Soon, their canoe trip turns into a fight for survival.

Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney, Herbert "Cowboy" Coward, James Dickey, Ed Ramey

Director: John Boorman

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Small town, Dark, 1970s, Best friend, Escape, Pursuit, Transformation, Survival, Police officer

Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)