The River Rat

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Tom Rickman was screenwriter on C&W biopic Coal Miner's Daughter in which Tommy Lee Jones played Loretta Lynn's husband. Here, in Rickman's directorial debut, the ever-reliable Jones is first rate as an ex-con visiting his family after an absence of many years and trying to make up for lost time with awkward teenager Martha Plimpton. Regrettably, the film doesn't find a great deal to do with their burgeoning relationship.

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Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tom Rickman
Screenwriter: Tom Rickman
Cast: Brian Dennehy
Tommy Lee Jones
Martha Plimpton
Nancy Lea Owen
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