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River's Edge (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,600,000Details
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On the bank of a river lies the naked body of a brutally murdered young girl. At the nearby high school, Samson (Roebuck) brags to Matt (Reeves) and his friends about how he killed her. Drunk and stoned, the doubting teens trudge to the river and discover that he isn't lying. And oddly, they decide to protect Samson behind a loyal wall of secrecy. Tormented with guilt, Matt questions their silence... and suddenly finds himself in a troubling position: should he do what he thinks is right, or should he keep quiet and live with this demon for the rest of his life?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,084 $4,600,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,079 $4,600,000

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,900,000
Domestic Releases: May 8th, 1987 (Wide) by Island
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Kino Lorber
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast



Crispin Glover    Layne
Dennis Hopper    Feck
Daniel Roebuck    Samson 'John' Tollet
Ione Skye   
Joshua John Miller   
Roxana Zal   

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