The River Murders

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The River Murders
Directed by Rich Cowan
Produced by Rich Cowan
Richard Salvatore
Daniel Toll
Steve Anderson
Written by Steve Anderson
Starring Ray Liotta
Ving Rhames
Gisele Fraga
Melora Walters
Christian Slater
C.R. Clatworthy
Music by Pinar Toprak
Cinematography Dan Heigh
Edited by Jason A. Payne
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Release date
  • July 1, 2011 (2011-07-01)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The River Murders is a 2011 American psychological thriller film directed by Rich Cowan and starring Ray Liotta, Ving Rhames, and Christian Slater.


Detective Jack Verdon is investigating a series of brutal murders when he realizes that every one is a woman he has slept with or had a relationship with in the past. Verdon is taken off the case by FBI Agent Vukovich and suspended by his Captain. Verdon is forced to work outside the law and confront his past to catch the killer (Michael Rodrick), who is extracting details of Verdon's other lovers – and subsequent victims – from each victim.



Filming took place in the Fall of 2010 in Spokane, Washington.[1]


The River Murders premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and had a limited release in September 2011.[1] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released it on DVD on September 20, 2011.[2]


Paul Bradshaw of Total Film rated it 2/5 stars and called it a low point for the careers of the stars.[3] Rohit Rao of DVD Talk rated it 1.5/5 stars and called it a "drab and generic serial killer thriller".[4] Paul Pritchard of DVD Verdict wrote, "As a TV movie, The River Murders would be passable, but expecting people to spend money on it is asking too much."[5]


  1. ^ a b "'River Sorrow' to open at Magic Lantern under new name". The Spokesman-Review. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (2011-07-27). "Trailer Premiere for 'The River Murders'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ Bradshaw, Paul (2012-05-09). "The River Murders". Total Film. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ Rao, Rohit (2011-10-27). "The River Murders". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  5. ^ Pritchard, Paul (2011-09-15). "The River Murders". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 

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