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Eureka (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  May 1983 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Pierre de Valois
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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>

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Publicity for this picture stated that the film's "Eureka" title is derived from the Greek language's word "Heureka" which translates as "I've got it!" or "I have found it!". Moreover, Archimedes is said to have shouted "Eureka" when he found that the displacement of water by a metal object like gold could determines its weight. See more »

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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 »

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Tracy: [testifying] I loved my father before I loved you.
Claude Maillot Van Horn: Was he more violent than me?
Tracy: Stop asking me about violence!
Claude Maillot Van Horn: Your father was savagely murdered, beaten, his head cut off. I'm on trial for my life. If I'm found guilty they'll hang me by the neck. This isn't a time or place to be shy about violence.
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A horrible,horrible,horrible movie.
12 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Already in "Performance" and in "Don't look now",Roeg showed a pretentious,show-off and gaudy style.The latter film was saved,however,by Daphne DuMaurier-inspired screenplay ,Venice setting and Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland's skills.Here,absolutely nothing.The movie fluctuates with a complete incoherence from a genre to another.The first fifteen minutes recall some kind of remake of "Come and get it" ,an old movie(1936)by William Wyler and Howard Hawks.Then it leaves the adventure films genre for the soap opera,complete with grumpy rich man (It might be Hackman's worst movie)frustrated wife playing tarots,rebel daughter,and French son-in-law with frame of mind(Yes I am a coward!).Then the soap opera turns into a film noir ,featuring as a highlight,so to speak, a vaudou orgy.And finally what a surprise,a trial(You could have been an artist!,Russel says to her father's killer hubby)The colors evoke postcards,the interpretation is either theatrical (Russel and her mother)or inexpressive(Hauer,Rourke,the latter would do better with "Angel heart") As I said,a horrible,horrible,horrible movie.


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