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White Mile

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White Mile

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher
director:
Robert Butler

We gave it a B

You think your boss is tough? Meet Dan Cutler, played by Alda in a manner quite unlike his characteristically sweet, sensitive on-screen self. As a maniacal ad exec, he’s the corporate world’s answer to a drill sergeant, goading his colleagues and clients into a male-bonding rafting trip that turns turbulent, then tragic. How could it not, when he leads his posse of out-of-shape, middle-aged men down icy, expert-level rapids with neither training nor wet suits? After five of them end up in body bags, White Mile shifts course from action-adventure to courtroom drama to melodrama, pitting one man (Gallagher) against a corporation. It tries to cover a bit too much territory, but does so with swift, strong strokes. B

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