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River's Edge (1987) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

5928

Avg. Rating:

2.56/4

# of Ratings:

43

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/08/1987

Director:

Tim Hunter

Actors:

Crispin Glover
Keanu Reeves
Ione Skye
Daniel Roebuck
Dennis Hopper
Joshua John Miller

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

When a small town high school slacker kills his girlfriend, he shows the body to his friends. But the reaction turn out to be as ambiguous as the crime itself. -- Chris Kavan

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