Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they’ll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Director: John Boorman. Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jon Voigt, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox. TV-MA. 10:05 PM EDT. Sundance Channel.
If you’ve never seen this infamous movie tomorrow’s your chance. Watching tip… when you see Ned Beatty in his underwear… close your eyes. When you hear piggy sounds count to 7 and then you can watch again. Deliverance is sometimes criticized as being anti-South which has always struck me funny seeing as how the protagonists are all Atlanta businessmen. I don’t even think it tries to or does draw generalizations about all hillbillies. Take the movie for what it is — four city dudes trying to survive a hellish wilderness experience and it is a terrifying and suspenseful movie — some of Burt Reynolds’ best work. Also on Sundance is prior CPOD — Werner Herzog’s fascinating documentary Grizzly Man (8:45 AM, 4:15 PM).
Also… tomorrow on TCM, Myrna Loy is the Star of the Day.
On IFC tomorrow, prior CPOD Full Metal Jacket is on at 8:00 PM EDT.