10,000 BC

Deliverance (1972)
"This is the weekend they didn't play golf. "
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Jon Voight Ed
Burt Reynolds Lewis
Ned Beatty Bobby
Ronny Cox Drew
Ed Ramey Old Man
Billy Redden Lonnie
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
Louise Coldren Mrs. Biddiford
Pete Ware Taxi Driver
James Dickey Sheriff Bullard
Macon McCalman Deputy Queen
Hoyt Pollard Boy at Gas Station
Belinda Beatty Martha Gentry (as Belinha Beatty)
Charley Boorman Ed's Boy (as Charlie Boorman)
Producer: John Boorman
Writer: James Dickey,James Dickey
Disturbing, yet thought provoking
This was, undoubtedly, the most disturbing movie that I have ever seen. The first part of the movie, though strange, has a light and amusing quality to it. The journey begins on such a peaceful note, detailing and emphasizing the beauty of the hills of Appalachia. But that is misleading beyond belief. The obvious social problems (inbreeding) and the deformities of the countryside's inhabitants are only the first disturbing aspects of the movie. I can still hear Bobby moaning in pain, and I shudder at the thought. Lewis's leg made me wince. Yet, while the movie was, on the whole, very disturbing and distressing, it posed some interesting questions. When is it moral, or right to take another individual's life? What can morality drive us to do, or not do, in some cases? And are dignity and moral integrity more important than life itself? Whatever conclusions one may draw from the film, it is an achievement in its own right (despite certain aspects that were chillingly real and gruesome).

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Imdb rating: 7.9
Running time: 109 min
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