Deliverance (D)

United States, 1972

Film
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The story of four ordinary men who embark on a canoe trip in the backwoods of America, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand. Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox play the four friends whose three-dimensional roles heighten the film’s impact and broader significance. Director John Boorman, renowned for his mastery of visual beauty and compelling mystery, maintains a narrative tension that never falters. This film is like a phantom; its images linger in our minds long after the river slows and returns us to real life. Screenplay by James Dickey, based upon his novel.

Credits

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Elmer Enterprises

producer/director

John Boorman

Duration

01:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304330

Language

English

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Male rape

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Male rape

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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