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

producer/director

John Boorman

production company

Elmer Enterprises

Warner Bros Pictures

Duration

01:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

39047

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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