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The River Rat DVD Tommy Lee Jones

Movie title: The River Rat

Year: 1984

Format: DVD

Aspect Ratio: Full Screen

DVD Region: 0 (no regional coding, for use world wide)

Running time: 93 minutes


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The River Rat is a 1984 independent family film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Martha Plimpton (in her debut role). Filmed in Kentucky, it is set on the banks of the Mississippi River. Plimpton portrays a young teenage daughter who meets her father (Jones), an ex-con just released from prison, for the first time. The two slowly forge a relationship as they rebuild a boat named "The River Rat." But the father cannot escape his criminal past as he is blackmailed by the prison psychiatrist (Brian Dennehy), who believes he knows the location of a large amount of cash money stolen before imprisonment.

Father and daughter take "The River Rat" on a picturesque trip down the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee in an effort to find the money and elude the prison doctor. Along the way, they learn about each other's lives and create a family bond.

The film was written and directed by Thomas Rickman, who had been nominated for an Academy Award in 1980 for his screenplay to Coal Miner's Daughter, also starring Tommy Lee Jones.

This DVD is an imported DVD (not from the USA) and works on DVD players all over the world, including the USA.

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There has been no official USA release for this film on DVD and looks as if there is not one in the works any time soon, so please don't email and ask if it is, this item is intended for fans of this film that wish to watch it on DVD and don't mind buying an import, also do not expect this product to have perfect DVD video and audio quality, While we have viewed one of these to make sure it is of acceptable quality in both video and audio, many low budget overseas companies produce DVD's  without any digital restoration, so the end product is usually about the same as a Laserdisc or video tape, don't expect any better and you won't be disappointed.

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