A terrifying film which reinforces negative southern stereotypes. Burt Reynolds Jon Voight Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox are "city folk" whose "shoot the rapids" vacation is marred by encounters with "country folk". Features "Dueling Banjos". Written by James Dickey. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Editing as well as for producer/director John Boorman. Several scenes were filmed in Georgia (in Tallulah Gorge and on the Chattooga River).
#15 on AFI’s Most Heart-Pounding Movies list. Added to the National Film Registry in 2008.