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The Emerald Forest (1985)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  3 July 1985 (USA)
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

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Based on a true story, Powers Boothe plays an American dam engineer in Brazil. Boothe's son (played by Charlie Boorman - son of director John Boorman) is kidnapped by a rain forest tribe, and raised as one of their own. Boothe continues to look for him and after many trials and adventures, stumbles upon him. Written by A. Felhofer <valmytrailslodge@itol.com>

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What kind of man would return year after year for ten years to rescue a missing boy from the most savage jungle in the world? His father. See more »


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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

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A Floresta Esmeralda  »

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$24,467,000 (USA)
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Charley Boorman, who plays Powers Boothe's son Tommy, is the actual son of director John Boorman. See more »

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Wanadi: When I was a boy, the edges of the world was very far away, but it comes closer each year.
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An excellent adventure
1 May 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Emerald Forest is an excellent jungle adventure which is based on a true story.

A young boy is kidnapped by a tribe in the Amazon known as the Invisible People. His dad (Powers Boothe) then spends 10 years searching for him and eventually succeeds, but only by chance. He decides to stay with the tribe rather than go back to his original family.

Boothe's son when grown up is played by the director's son, Charley Boorman and does a great job playing the part. This movie gives you an idea on what it would be like living in the Amazon. Excellent scenery makes the movie better still. It was shot on location in the Amazon.

I have seen this movie a couple of times and enjoyed very much. Watch it if you get the chance.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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