The River



Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.

  1. Robert Dillon

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Mark Rydell


  3. Julian Barry


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson

    Tom Garvey

  2. Sissy Spacek

    Sissy Spacek

    Mae Garvey

  3. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    Joe Wade

  4. Billy Green Bush

    Billy Green Bush

    Harve Stanley

  5. Shane Bailey

    Shane Bailey

    Lewis Garvey

Full Cast & Crew

The River
The River


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 1, 1984


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $18,000,000.00

Revenue $11,500,000.00



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