Deliverance Review

It's got the most memorable opening on movie history -- "Duelling Banjos" speaks for itself after 30 years -- and one of the cinema's most horrifying rape scenes as well (most recently aped in Pulp Fiction). This tale of "city boys" taking a weekend trip by canoe down a soon-to-be-dammed river is about primitivism of both the all-talk and the real kind, and how desperate circumstances can make real men out of the weakest of wills. A landmark in movie history.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 110 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 30th July 1972

Box Office Worldwide: $46.1M

Budget: $2M

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures, Elmer Enterprises

Reviews 5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 50 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Ed, as Lewis, as Bobby, as Drew, Ed Ramey as Alter Mann, Billy Redden as Lonnie, Seamon Glass as First Griner, Randall Deal as Second Griner, Bill McKinney as Mountain Man

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