DVD 109 mins IMDB 7.8 (17,460 votes)
Warner Bros. (1972)
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USA  /  English

Ned Beatty Bobby Trippe
Ronny Cox Drew Ballinger
Burt Reynolds Lewis Medlock
Jon Voight Ed Gentry
Ed Ramey Old Man
Billy Redden Lonny
Seamon Glass First Griner
Randall Deal Second Griner
Bill McKinney Mountain Man
Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward Toothless Man
Lewis Crone First Deputy
Ken Keener Second Deputy
Johnny Popwell Ambulance Driver
John Fowler Doctor
Kathy Rickman Nurse Lilley
Louise Coldren Mrs. Biddiford

Director John Boorman
Producer John Boorman
Writer James Dickey
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
User Credit 1 Tom Priestley

What Did Happen On The Cahulawassee River?

Four ordinary men in two canoes navigated a river they only know as a line on a map, taking on a wilderness they only think they understand.

Deliverence, based by James Dickey on his novel, surges with the urgency of masterful storytelling, like Georgia's Chattooga River along which it was shot. Equally masterful is the portrayal of each man's change of character under stress, harrowingly enacted by award winners Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox. Director John Boorman sets us on the knife-edge of survival - and draws us in with the irresistable force of a raging current.

Edition Details
Barcode 085391544524
Region Region 1
Chapters 30
Release Date 8/3/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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User Text 2 This is the weekend they didn't play golf.
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Trivia: When Burt Reynolds and John Boorman were explaining to Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward that his role included raping a man; the toothless actor responded, "I've done worse." (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Lewis shoots the fish with the arrow, it goes through the head. In the next shot, the arrow is lower down in the middle of the fish. (more)

[first lines]
Lewis: You w- you wanna... you wanna talk about the vanishing wilderness?
Bobby: Lewis, listen - what are you so anxious about this?
Lewis: Because they're buildin' a dam across the Cahulawassee River; they're gonna flood a whole valley, Bobby, that's why. Dammit, they're drownin' a river; they're drownin' a river, man.

Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 nominations (more)