"Wait, I'm going to have more Oscars than YOU!?"The River
is a 1984 drama directed by Mark Rydell, starring Mel Gibson
and Sissy Spacek
as struggling Tennessee
couple whose farm is under threat of foreclosure and from the elements. It was one of several '80s dramas dealing with the struggles of America's farmers - the same year saw Country
with Jessica Lange
and Places in the Heart
which were both rather better received.
The tropes linked to this film:
- Determinator: Tom Garvey (Mel Gibson) will be damned if he'll let the movie's de facto Big Bad, property developer Joe Wade (Scott Glenn) have the Garvey land.