History Film / TheRiverWild

18th Jul '17 8:19:10 PM AreYouTyler
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* FatalMethodActing: Meryl Streep nearly drowned while filming a rafting scene.
18th Jun '17 5:08:41 PM randomguy399
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* AffablyEvil: Wade qualifies for this, period.
** FauxAffablyEvil: But as soon as he's unmasked, he drops the friendly facade.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: Wade. As soon as he's unmasked, he drops the friendly facade.
5th Mar '17 1:03:47 PM ACW
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* Chekhov's gun: Because Gail's dad is deaf, the whole family knows sign language.

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* Chekhov's gun: ChekhovsGun: Because Gail's dad is deaf, the whole family knows sign language.
5th Mar '17 6:30:07 AM MovieFan2000
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* BadBoss: Wade frequently insults Terry for his mistakes. He even slaps him for having let Tom escape in one scene.



* WouldHurtaChild: Wade outright orders Terry to kill both Tom and Roarke after finding that Gail has no bullets in the gun. [[spoiler: Or so he thought.]]

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* WouldHurtaChild: WouldHurtAChild: Wade outright orders Terry to kill both Tom and Roarke after finding that Gail has no bullets in the gun. [[spoiler: Or so he thought.]]
27th Feb '17 10:40:31 AM MovieFan2000
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27th Feb '17 10:39:38 AM MovieFan2000
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** He also slaps Roarke for having tell his parents about his gun.


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* WouldHurtaChild: Wade outright orders Terry to kill both Tom and Roarke after finding that Gail has no bullets in the gun. [[spoiler: Or so he thought.]]
27th Mar '15 4:10:57 AM unclejack
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''The River Wild'' is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Creator/CurtisHanson and starring Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KevinBacon, David Strathairn, Creator/JohnCReilly, and Joseph Mazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.

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''The River Wild'' is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Creator/CurtisHanson and starring Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KevinBacon, David Strathairn, Creator/JohnCReilly, and Joseph Mazzello.Creator/JosephMazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.
1st Jan '15 8:25:31 PM nombretomado
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''The River Wild'' is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Creator/CurtisHanson and starring MerylStreep, Creator/KevinBacon, David Strathairn, Creator/JohnCReilly, and Joseph Mazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.

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''The River Wild'' is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Creator/CurtisHanson and starring MerylStreep, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KevinBacon, David Strathairn, Creator/JohnCReilly, and Joseph Mazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.
23rd Jul '14 9:57:54 AM Mamona
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* AffablyEvil - Wade qualifies for this, period.
* BigBad - Wade.
* BondOneLiner - "He got to ride "The Gauntlet" after all".
* TheDragon - Terry, though he reluctantly goes along with Wade's leadership.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard - At the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Gail kills Wade with the very same gun he was using against them for the duration of the movie]].
* KickTheDog - Wade attempts to shoot the family's dog during the film because he considers it expendable. [[spoiler: The dog gets away unharmed]].
* MeaningfulName - ''Wade'' can't swim...

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* AffablyEvil - AffablyEvil: Wade qualifies for this, period.
** FauxAffablyEvil: But as soon as he's unmasked, he drops the friendly facade.
* BigBad - BigBad: Wade.
* BondOneLiner - BondOneLiner: "He got to ride "The Gauntlet" 'The Gauntlet' after all".
* TheDragon - Chekhov's gun: Because Gail's dad is deaf, the whole family knows sign language.
* CountingBullets: Wade only got to reload his revolver once before his ammo is thrown overboard. In the end, he's surprised his gun is empty when Gail attempts to shoot him.
* TheDragon:
Terry, though he reluctantly goes along with Wade's leadership.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard - HandsOnApproach: Tom isn't quite amused to watch his wife teach Wade to flyfish.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
At the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Gail kills Wade with the very same gun he was using against them for the duration of the movie]].
* KickTheDog - InsistentTerminology: Tom doesn't make ''sketches'', he makes ''designs''.
* KickTheDog:
Wade attempts to shoot the family's dog during the film because he considers it expendable. [[spoiler: The dog gets away unharmed]].
* MeaningfulName - MarriedToTheJob: Tom is obsessed with his designs.
* MeaningfulName:
''Wade'' can't swim...



* RedHerring: Roarke throws his camera in the river to keep it away from Wade. Johnny finds it... and returns it to them.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: Gail fakes being out of bullets when holding Wade at gunpoint after surviving the Gauntlet, so she can see how he reacts.
* SkinnyDipping: Gail takes a bath in the river.
** OutdoorBathPeeping: A really creepy looking Wade watches her.



* WasntThatFun? - After riding and surviving the feared "Gauntlet" with no injuries.

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* WasntThatFun? - WasntThatFun?: After riding and surviving the feared "Gauntlet" with no injuries.
16th Apr '14 1:04:00 PM nirao01
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''The River Wild'' is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Creator/CurtisHanson and starring MerylStreep, KevinBacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, and Joseph Mazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.

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''The River Wild'' is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Creator/CurtisHanson and starring MerylStreep, KevinBacon, Creator/KevinBacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Creator/JohnCReilly, and Joseph Mazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.
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