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Directed byJohn Boorman
Written byNovel:
James Dickey
James Dickey
Produced byJohn Boorman
StarringJon Voight
Burt Reynolds
Ned Beatty
Ronny Cox
James Dickey
CinematographyVilmos Zsigmond
Edited byTom Priestley
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
July 30, 1972
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million
Box office$46,122,355[1]

Deliverance is a 1972 American crime drama movie made by Warner Bros.. It was directed by John Boorman and stars Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, and Jon Voight. It was based on a book written in 1970 by James Dickey, who also wrote the screenplay and had a small part in the movie. It is set in rural northern Georgia. Four men from Atlanta take a trip in a canoe. Two of them are raped by sadistic local men; the victims take revenge on their attackers.

Deliverance got good reviews from critics and is widely considered one of the best films of 1972.[2][3][4]

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  1. "Deliverance, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  2. "Greatest Films of 1972". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  3. "The Best Movies of 1972 by Rank". Films101.com. Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  4. "Best Films of the 1970s". Cinepad.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-05.

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