River’s Edge

River’s Edge

In a small American town, a high schooler murders his girlfriend and boasts about it to the rest of the group. River’s Edge approaches the dark vision of Twin Peaks and becomes the mold from which grunge was to spring. Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover, Ione Skye, Joshua John Miller, and Dennis Hopper leap onto the screen to a Slayer soundtrack. The most important work in the filmography of that extraordinary anatomist of adolescence, Tim Hunter.
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Direction: Tim Hunter
Script: Neal Jimenez
Cinematography: Frederick Elmes
Editing: Howard Smith, Sonya Sones
Sound: David Brownlow
Music: Jürgen Knieper
Actors: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye Leitch, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper, Joshua Miller, Josh Richman, Roxana Zal, Philip Brock, Tom Bower, Constance Forslund, Leo Rossi
Production: Hemdale Film Corporation, Sanford/Pillsbury Production
Producers: Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford
Co-producers: David Streit
Art Direction: John Muto
Costumes: Claudia Brown
Executive producer: John Daly, Derek Gibson
Sets: Anne H. Ahrens
Camera: R.D. Carpenter, Rick Hall, Lex duPont, David Rudd
Make Up: Gábor Kernyaiszky, Kenny Myers, Bonita DeHaven
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 1986
Duration: 99΄
Contact: Park Circus Ltd, info@parkcircus.com
Awards/Distinctions: Special Jury Recognition – Sundance FF 1987

Tim Hunter

Tim Hunter is an American television and film director. Since the late 1980s he has mostly worked on television, directing episodes for dozens of televisions series including Breaking Bad, Deadwood, Falcon Crest, Law & Order, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, and American Horror Story, among others. During the early to mid-1980s, Hunter directed several feature films, including 1986’s River’s Edge, which won that year’s award for Best Picture at the Independent Spirit Awards.


1982 Tex
1986 River's Edge
1989 Paint It Black
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington
1997 The Maker
2004 Control
2018 Looking Glass