Incident at Dark River (1989)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The made-for-cable Incident at Dark River stars Mike Farrell as a working-stiff family man. When his daughter falls ill, Farrell discovers to his horror that the girl is suffering from toxic poisoning. A local battery factory has been polluting the area with its deadly waste, but when Farrell tries to take legal action, he finds that the law favors the factory. Albert Rubin's slowly paced script leans towards "bad guy vs. good guy" rather than shades of gray, but it successfully hits all the right emotional buttons. The presence of well-known environmentalist Mike Farrell in this sincere, medium-budget effort is a prime example of putting one's money where one's mouth is.



ecology, activism, anti-pollution, business, contamination, environmentalism, investigator, poison, pollution, revenge, toxic-chemicals, toxic-waste, factory, river, toxic