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569 Ratings

River's Edge

Directed by Tim Hunter
United States, 1986
Drama, Thriller


A group of high school friends must come to terms with the fact that one of them, Samson, killed another, Jamie. Reactions vary, as Layne is intent on protecting Samson and smuggling him out of the state, while others think it’s best to go to the police…

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River's Edge Directed by Tim Hunter

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1987 | Winner: Dramatic (Special Jury Recognition)

Independent Spirit Awards

1988 | 2 wins including: Best Feature

1988 | Nominee: Best Director

Critics reviews

Glover’s manic posturing divided critics, but it’s his energy that drives the film and lends a welcome streak of anarchic dark comedy to a story that is otherwise unremittingly grim.
February 05, 2016

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