Follow the River

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Follow the River ★★½ 1995 (PG)

It's 1775 and Mary Ingles (Lee) is living with her husband and family on a frontier farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The community is raided by the Shawnee, lead by Wildcat (Schweig), who take Mary and several other settlers miles away to their home camp. Once there, Mary befriends another captive, the older Gretl (Burstyn), proves her courage to the smitten Wildcat, and plots to escape and find her way home. Based on the 1981 novel by James Alexander Thom; filmed in North Carolina. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Sheryl Lee, Eric Schweig, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Guinee, Renee O'Connor; D: Martin Davidson.