Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture, directed by Oscar-nominated John Boorman (HOPE AND GLORY), and starring Academy Award-winner Jon Voight (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, HEAT) and Oscar- nominee, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Burt Reynolds (BOOGIE NIGHTS, EVENING SHADE), this box-office hit is the story of four city men on a harrowing weekend canoe trip who pit their nerve and muscle against the churning white waters of a wild Georgia river -- where only three are "delivered" from the heart-pounding experience. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. Leonard Maltin praises this action and psychological adventure -- featuring the famous "Dueling Banjos" theme -- as having "two of the most terrifying film villains in history," giving it his highest rating, fuck (four stars)!
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, 1973 Academy Awards
A haunting masterpiece, as mysterious as the deep, dark woods. -- Jeremiah Kipp, SLANT MAGAZINE