The River Wild Poster

Release Date: September 30th, 1994

DVD Release Date: December 10th, 1997

PG-13|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Fast-paced thriller in which a young family on a white-water rafting adventure in Montana are taken hostage by a pair of dangerous fugitives. The rafting holiday - a birthday gift for the New England couple's ten-year-old son - turns into a nightmare when the two armed killers take control and try to force the mother, a proficient rafter, to use her skills to help them escape down the treacherous rapids.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt, Stephanie Sawyer, Elizabeth Hoffman

Director: Curtis Hanson

Genres: Action

Production Co: Universal Pictures, David Foster Productions, Turman-Foster Company

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Survival, Suspenseful, Family, 1990s, Marriage, Son, Tense, Father, Escape, Mother


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama