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Menschen am Fluß (1984)  link to Menschen am Fluß on IMDb  

Nummer: 134

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6,3/10 (5411 Stimmen)

Originaltitel: The River

Land: USA, 124 Minuten

Filmsprachen: Englisch

Genre: Drama

Regisseur: Mark Rydell

Tom and Mae Garvey are a hard working farming couple living with their two children on the east Tennessee farm owned by Tom's family for generations. They and many of their neighbors have hit hard times of late. A downturn in the economy has led to dwindling land prices. But the biggest problem of late has been that their crop land has been prone to flooding as the property is adjacent to a river. Manipulating the powers that be including a local senator and the local bank, Joe Wade, who also grew up in the area and now runs the local milling company that sets the local grain prices, is working behind the scenes to buy up the properties along the river for a song as he wants to build a dam which would flood the Garvey's and others riverfront properties. The dam would generate electricity, but more importantly for Joe it would provide irrigation opportunities for farm properties away from the river, such as his own. Tom already intensely dislikes Joe as he and Mae used to go together. ...


Mel Gibson Tom Garvey
Sissy Spacek Mae Garvey

Medium: Unbekannt,

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