“Now what I want – I want us to get out of here as fast as possible. Get back to civilization where there’s safety. We’re going to figure out who the killer is and see that the killer is brought to justice and is punished.”
– “Dave” (Gil Van Waggoner) stating the obvious and spelling out the entire plot of Savage Water
A horrible song about the Colorado River is recited and warbled in quaking tones to the accompaniment of what passes for nature footage: a long succession of closely framed rocky red mountains and rushing river. The opening credits roll. This is your personal ticket to cheese heaven, and the closest I ever want to get to the Mormon stronghold of Utah, where this whole thing takes place.