Warner Bros. (1972)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller
USA / English
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.
||Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
||ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
|No. of Disks/Tapes
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) Quotes:
: 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. (more) Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 nominations (more)