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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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Heather
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Dira Paes ...
Eduardo Conde ...
Uwe Werner
Ariel Coelho ...
Padre Leduc
Peter Marinker ...
Perreira
Mario Borges ...
Costa
Átila Iório ...
Trader (as Atilia Iorio)
Gabriel Archanjo ...
Trader's Henchman
Gracindo Júnior ...
Carlos
Arthur Muhlenberg ...
Rico
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Storyline

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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dam | rain | rain forest | amazon | brazil | See more »

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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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$24,467,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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According to director John Boorman's book 'Money Into Light', his initial choice for the part of Tomme was C. Thomas Howell. When he was unavailable, John decided to use his own son for the part. See more »

Quotes

[forest is being destroyed to make way for a dam]
Mapi: They are tearing the skin off The World! How will she breathe?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) See more »

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Beautiful and touching movie
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been after this movie for years. If you like learning about other cultures, predominantly Indian tribes, or if are an environmentalist or ecologist, you will love the movie. Also, any parent will feel for the main characters. It is truly touching how the family never gives up looking for their lost son, and risk everything for that cause. It is true that the ending is unexpected, but it shows the intentions of the father were to give up his dream to give his son and new life a chance to survive in the Amazon. There is light nudity for the children, but it is convincingly part of the story line. I will share this movie with my eleven year old environmentalist as soon as I can get it.


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