YMMV / The River Wild

  • Complete Monster: Wade, along with his partners Terry and Frank, are trying to make it across the river with money they robbed from a bank. When Frank, whose also their guide, proves useless due to his wounds from the robbery, Wade forces a reluctant Terry to kill him. With no guide, Wade asks Gale Weathers to help them get across. When Gale finally becomes suspicious of Wade, she and her family try to leave them behind. However Wade catches them and beats her husband Tom, attempts to kill their dog, and slaps her son Roarke for telling them he had a gun. He then uses her family to blackmail Gale into taking them across the Gauntlet, despite the risk of their lives. When her husband escapes, Wade tries to kill him, but not before taunting him about how many seconds he has to left live. After a park ranger, who is also a close friend of Gale's, catches them and discovers their plan to ride the Gauntlet, he refuses to let them, so Wade kills him and jokes about it afterwards. After Gale gets them across the Gauntlet, Wade and Terry get caught in their trap and Gale turns their gun on them. Wade begs for his life, so Gale decides to shoot the last bullet in the air out of mercy. However the gun doesn't shoot, so Wade orders Terry to kill her family, despite her sparing his life.
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