R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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.
Don Wayne Reno and Arthur Smith are credited with the first recording of "Duelling Banjos" (also known as "Feudin' Banjos" and "The Battle Of The Banjos"). Prior to this movie, both parts were played with banjos, at the same speed all the way through. Almost all modern ... ...
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, ...
When Lewis lies in the canoe, with a fractured femur, between Ed and Bobby, Lewis' position changes. One long shot only shows the two paddlers, while closer shots show Lewis' head in plain view.
In the opening credits there is an obvious typo. About the main song first is written: "'Duelling Banjos' Arranged and played by Eric Weissberg with Steve Mandel". Right after that follows "The song 'Dueling Banjos' is an arrangement of the song 'Feudin' Banjos', copyright owner - Combine Music Corp."
A scene was cut from the end of the final movie. A body is dragged from the river and is shown to the three survivors. The body is never shown to camera and you are left to guess the identity of the dead man. The body under the shroud was played by Christopher Dickey, James Dickey's son.
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