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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ALAN ALDA IS AN AD EXEC RIVER RAFTING THE "WHITE MILE"! - 1994 HBO FLICK IS THE SHEER HORROR!!

Alan Alda gives literally the performance of his career in this 1994 HBO made-for-cable flick. I was fortunate to see it when it first aired back in '94, and it instantly became a big fav. I never tire of pulling this one off the shelf for a good watch. Using my Pinewoods Rating System, White Mile gets a solid Four Tall Pinewoods, next to a river of course, highly recommend this one....The Horror!!
Two great original '94 reviews>

TV Reviews : Disaster Strikes in 'White Mile'

Much media focus has been directed recently on those many notorious CEOs who also happen to be outdoor thrill-seekers. So the vaguely fact-based HBO movie "White Mile"--about the disastrous results of a corporate white-water rafting trip--comes along at a trenchant time: It's "Barbarians at the Gate of Deliverance."

THE MEDIA BUSINESS: Advertising; An adventure trip for agency and client executives that turned fatal becomes a morality play on HBO.

A FILM that recalls perhaps the deadliest day in advertising is renewing the debate over the blurring of the line between fact and fiction when actual events are dramatized for entertainment purposes. The dispute centers on "White Mile," a movie about a rafting trip that claimed the lives of five marketing and agency executives.


Alan Alda & Peter Gallagher 
@ HBO screening in 1994
THE HORROR!

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