Entertainment Weekly - 11/25/1994
"...Swift, strong strokes." -- Rating: B
Description by OLDIES.com:
Pleasure turns to terror when a group of executives faces disaster as their white-water raft overturns in the churning Chilko River. The rush of a high-speed adventure turns into a perilous nightmare as the pounding waters suck men under while others struggle to stay afloat. For those who survive there are desperate questions. How did they come to be there? What went wrong?
It started out as a bonding experience, a group of advertising executives led by Dan Cutler (Alan Alda) getting together with a couple of clients to build better relationships. Some employees are hesitant, but Dan encourages everyone in the group to come along -- even retired executive Nick Kars (Robert Loggia), a good friend of the client. Cutler's protege Jack Robbins (Peter Gallagher) has his doubts about the trip, but feels his future with the company might be jeopardized if he backs out. So he agrees to go, and the group sets off an adventure that will change their lives forever.
Alan Alda plays against type as cutthroat advertising executive Dan Cutler, who organizes a whitewater-rafting business trip meant to inspire male bonding between his employees and clients. But when the raft capsizes and several of the men turn up dead, Cutler attempts to cover up his negligence in the face of a lawsuit by one of the widows--forcing his young protege and accident survivor Jack Robbins (Peter Gallagher) to choose between loyalty and the truth. Based on a true story, this taut thriller blends the action, drama, and courtroom genres into a chilling indictment of corporate culture.
A true story provided the inspiration for this dramatic and exciting adventure film. A pleasure trip down the Chilko River turns disastrous when a white-water raft capsizes, leaving its occupants at the mercy of the raging waters. Now the rafters must fight for their lives -- and hope they can reach safety before one of them perishes in the merciless river.
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