The River Thief

Synopsis: Diz (Joel Courtney) is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn't accept handouts. He takes whatever he wants and runs. Jaded and determined to answer to no one, Diz lives a life marked by thievery and abandonment. Things change for Diz when he floats into a small town on the Snake River. There he is confronted by an unflappable old man named Marty and falls for Marty's guarded granddaughter, Selah. When Diz robs a local drug-dealing crazy, he becomes the owner of a giant pile of cash and the target of two vicious killers. With more money than he knows what to do with, and criminals at his heels, Diz puts the people he's learned to care about in danger, still trying to win Selah. But some things can't be stolen or bought. The River Thief is a film about guilt, self-sacrifice, and accepting life as a gift.
Director(s): N.D. Wilson
Production: Gorilla Poet Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

'cause, guess what, now I have

to pay for this.

With money.

These will last your whole life.

Great. What? A candlestick

and some weird little...

shepherd girl?

She reminded me of you.

Pay the girl.

Oh my ...[ding]

I vouched for you!

You know, I said you

looked nice!

[door slam]


Son, hold up.

I'm cooking steaks on the

grill tonight.

I have some work that needs done

around the house.

Come to dinner and we'll talk

about it tonight--

I don't need a sermon old man.

Well, that's a matter

of opinion.

The address is on there.

Round about 6:
30 or 7:00,

it'll be fine.

Well, you can keep the money.

I know I can keep it.

I took it, didn't I? It's mine.

Let's call it a gift!

Let's not.


No. It's my mistake,

I'll pay for it.




Seriously dude?!

[dialing phone]

How much for this?

Make me an offer.

Do you take credit?

Prefer cash.

Cash works.

Yea, we're fine here.

$150 for the guitar, $40 for the

vest, $20 for the helmet, $210.

Hey Mom.

I got your message.

I love you too.

I'll call you soon.

Bamps is good. He misses

Grandma a ton.

Doesn't feel real here

without her.

Hug Dad for me, and Chris too.

Talk soon.

[light rain]


Three?! You seriously think

he's coming.

Oh, he's coming.

I'd be mad if I thought

you were right.

[bike braking]

I knew a little girl who


to come to my office and

steal quarters...

to buy candy with.

Bamps, that is totally


You were old enough to know.

And you were old enough to lie.

And you were old enough to feel

sick about it after.

It did bother me.

I felt horrible.

I mean, the way grandma

looked at me.

Yea, but Grandma looked at

everybody that way


Especially me.

I remember you made me

put the quarters back,

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