Arctic prospector Jack McCann, after fifteen years of solitary searching, becomes one of the world's wealthiest men when he literally falls into a mountain of gold in 1925. Years later, in 1945, he lives in luxury on a Caribbean island that he owns. But his wealth brings him no peace of mind as he copes with Helen, his bored, alcoholic wife; Tracy, his dear, but headstrong, daughter who has married a dissolute, philandering social-climber; and Miami mobsters who want his island to build a casino. His life is entangled with the obsessions of those around him with greed, power, and debauchery against a background of occult symbolism. Written by
Jerry Caplin <JCaplin001@aol.com>
Richer than Getty, stranger than Hughes, the bizarre tale of Jack McCann.
Did You Know?
Director Nicolas Roeg
has said of this film: "I was initially interested in a character who wanted to satisfy an all-consuming desire...'that's what I want'...but when he gets it what happens after his brief ecstatic moment? Nothing more than left over life to kill". See more
When Jack is run off his motorbike by Charles and Jack gets into Charles's car, a person in a yellow raincoat is reflected in the window of the car. See more
Claude Maillot Van Horn
[looking into mirror
I knew it would be you.
References The Gold Rush