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Little boy Henry Clayton Jr. survives a plane crash in the untamed Amazon jungle. However, he's discovered... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tom DeSimone (plane sequence) (as Alex De'Simone)
Alex Graton (temple sequence)
Andrew Janczak (director: jungle sequence) (as Andy Janzack)
 
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Richard Ogilvie  dialogue
Enrique Torres Tudela  writer

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Enrique Torres Tudela .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
Stan Hofman 
 
Cinematography by
Lew Guinn  (as Lewis Guinn)
Andrew Janczak 
Mario Tosi 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Mosca 
Alberto Soria 
 
Costume Design by
Zoraida Geradino 
 
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Byrd Holland .... makeup artist (as John De'Heaven)
Robert Hunter .... makeup artist
Grant Walleck .... hair stylist
Art Werner .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
James L. Aicholtz .... sound mixer (as Jim Aicholtz)
 
Special Effects by
Jim P. Nielson .... special effects
 
Music Department
The Hypnotics .... composer: songs
Jaime Mendoza-Nava .... music editor (as Jaime Mendoza)
Jeanette Rollins .... composer: songs
Enrique Torres Tudela .... composer: songs (as Ricky Torres)
 
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Chuck Angle .... production coordinator
 

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84 min
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Now it's my turn !, 1 November 2013
Author: Tom DeSimone from United States

OK, now it's my turn to weigh in on this disaster. I'm the director who's credited with this fiasco but in my defense I have to explain that there were three directors on this film and we all suffered under a producer with no experience, no taste, no sense and worst of all, NO MONEY. I was fresh out of film school working as an editor when I was introduced to him when he was looking for a director. I convinced him I could handle a feature having already won two awards at film festivals for two shorts I had done. This was the biggest mistake in my life. Once on, for a mere $50 a day, I realized what I had gotten into. He hired a bunch of non-SAG actors who actually PAID HIM to be in his movie. None had any experience in front of a camera and all the characters were his creation. I was stuck in that plane mock-up for two weeks with these desperate souls trying to create something from nothing. The script was only half written when we started and he said he would finish it when we got to the jungle. When we completed the plane interiors, including the now famous "crash" scene, the rough cut was 83 minutes long and we hadn't even reached the jungle part of the story.

I told him we had to make some serious trims, both for time and for performances. He refused to cut anything. He was so in love with the crap we had he actually once said he believed that the actress playing the stewardess would win an Oscar for her scream scene in the fire. I knew I was doomed. We argued over and over about what I felt should be dropped, trimmed and eliminated until I had it. I walked from the production and that wonderful salary.

Undaunted, he went to Peru and used the cameraman as the replacement director. Down there they wrote the second half of the script and shot it as he wrote it. Back in LA they now had a bigger disaster, naturally. The film was way too long, badly shot, badly acted and unwatchable. He and this second director fought, as did I, and he then walked away as well. Now the producer was over a barrel. He had sunk what little money he borrowed and still believed he had a hit on his hands if he could just get it finished. He hired a third guy to come in and fix the problem. This genius hired a bunch of extras, put bad wigs on them and went to Griffith park in LA and shot more crap that was even more laughable than what they got in Peru. After that the producer shopped around for stock footage of native ceremonies and came up with some god-awful crap from a 40's schlock film and cut it in... the final disaster is what's on screen. I've lived in shame my entire career because for some reason I always get the credit for making this turkey. I was one of three victims! The entire debacle was the brain child of the producer and none of us had a chance in hell to make it any better than it was doomed to be from the start.

And that's the truth.

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