A delightful, fast-paced adventure tale set in the Deep South on the Mississippi River. Billy (Tommy Lee Jones) is a likable character who is released from prison after serving a 13-year stretch for an accidental murder. When he returns home, he's introduced to his tomboyish daughter,
Jonsy (Martha Plimpton), whom he has never met. Their relationship is at first strained, but a raft ride on the river brings them closer. Billy's life goes awry when Doc (Brian Dennehy), a crooked parole officer, demands a huge payoff. Billy and Jonsy are forced to flee, barely escaping Doc's
machinations. THE RIVER RAT at times suffers from a saccharine treatment, but it must be comm...