Originally Posted by youbet
Deliverance was filmed on the Buffalo River in north central Arkansas.* The Buffalo was the first river to be preserved as "free flowing" by a federal act.* Fabulous canoeing and kayaking. Great smallmouth fishing.* And trout fishing for rainbows, browns and cutthroats is excellent at the confluence with the White River.
I usually associate Nebraska more with pheasant hunting.*
Actually, the movie was made in norther Georgia.
"Deliverance (1972) is British director John Boorman's gripping, absorbing action-adventure film about four suburban Atlanta businessmen friends who encounter disaster in a summer weekend's river-canoeing trip. It was one of the first films with the theme of city-dwellers against the powerful forces of nature. The exciting box-office hit, most remembered for its inspired banjo duel and the brutal, violent action (and sodomy scene), was based on James Dickey's adaptation of his own 1970 best-selling novel (his first) of the same name - he contributed the screenplay and acted in a minor part as the town sheriff.
The stark, uncompromising film was nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing), but went away Oscar-less. The beautifully-photographed film, shot entirely on location (in northern Georgia's Rabun County that is bisected by the Chattooga River), was the least-nominated film among the other Best Picture nominees..."
Never lived in Nebraska but have drive through it many times. It was not a state that I would want to live in (in more ways than one).