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The River Niger

Drama18+ (R)19761h 45m
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The River Niger (1976)

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Drama Rated: 18+ (R)19761h 45m

An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.The River Niger featuring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming on Paramount+, streaming on Epix, and 3 others. It's a drama movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.0 (266 votes).

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#169,480 Ranked Movie

#2041 Ranked in Movies on Epix

#2369 Ranked in Movies on Paramount+

#68486 Ranked in Drama Movies

The River Niger has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.0 (266 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.

Age rating: 18+ (R)
Runtime: 1h 45m

Extra Information

Related Genres: Drama
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Apr 14, 1976