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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

Berlin International Film Festival

1987 | Panorama

Sundance Film Festival

1987 | Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize)

1987 | Winner: Dramatic (Special Jury Recognition)

Independent Spirit Awards

1988 | 2 wins including: Best Feature

1988 | Nominee: Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival


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