On a trip to the Appalachian wilderness, city boys Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox get more adventure than they bargained for when they run into a clan of sadistic mountain men. Oh, there's plenty of hunting, shooting and fishing all right... only they're on the receiving end. Doing more for sales of banjos than camping equipment, director John Boorman's seminal hillbilly thriller is packed with enough tension to make you squeal like a pig.
In John Boorman's thrilling but brutal adventure story, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox endure hair-raising times as the four central characters, Atlanta businessmen on a weekend of survival against nature in the Appalachian mountains.
They soon find that nature isn't all they have to combat.
An exciting, disturbing and finally haunting movie that deservedly made the reputation of both Reynolds and John Boorman. Reynolds and Voight did all their own dangerous stunt work riding the rapids, and that's also really Voight climbing a cliff.