The River King

Director: Nick Willing
Kismet Film Company
Country: United Kingdom
Feature Film
Released: 2005
Genre: Psychological Thriller


Based on the book by Alice Hoffman, adapted into a screenplay by David Kane, 

The River King is about a policeman who is sent to investigate the death of a boy whose body is found floating in the local river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was being badly bullied, Abel suspects that a dangerous schoolboy initiation has gone horribly wrong. Abel, cannot let the case go, not only because his own brother committed suicide years before, but also it seems that the spirit of the dead boy is leaving them clues as to what really happened that night.

Starring Ed Burns, Jennifer Ehle and Rachelle Lefevre.

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Abel Grey: Edward Burns
Betsy Chase: Jennifer Ehle
August ‘Gus’ Pierce: Thomas Gibson
Joey Tosh: John Kapelos
Harry McKenna: Jamie Thomas King

Carlin Leander: Rachelle Lefevre
Joey’s Son: Bruce Murphy
Young Abel: David Gibson McLean
Eric Herman: Julian Rhind-Tutt
The Dean: Ross Petty
Matt Farris: David Christoffel
Police Chief: Richard Fitzpatrick
Walter Pierce: Karl Pruner
Nathaniel Gibb: Jonathan Malen

Kenny: Robert Kockstael
Ernest Grey: Sean McCann

Young Frank: Joseph Wynne
Director: Nick Willing
Based on the novel by Alice Hoffman
Screenplay by David Kane
Produced by Michele Camarda, Jason Piette, Marion Pilowsky, Michael Cowan, Christopher Zimmer
Executive Producers: Joshua Andrews, Kirk D’Amico, Peter James, Michael MacDonald, James Simpson, Patrice Theroux, Alex Marshall
Cinematographer: Paul Sarossy
Editor: Jon Gregory
Composer: Simon Boswell
Casting: Robin D. Cook, Avy Kaufman, Sheila Lane
Production Designer: Phillip Barker
Art Direction: Ann Bromley
Set Decoration: Ian Greig
Costume Design: Kate Rose

Based in London, UK