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The Emerald Forest (1985)

R  |   |  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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Eduardo Conde ...
Uwe Werner
Ariel Coelho ...
Padre Leduc
Peter Marinker ...
Perreira
Mario Borges ...
Costa
Átila Iório ...
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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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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

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A Floresta Esmeralda  »

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$24,467,000 (USA)
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First major lead starring role of actor Charley Boorman and son of director John Boorman who had previously had small roles in the director's previous films Excalibur (1981) and Deliverance (1972), and his later ones, such as Hope and Glory (1987) and Beyond Rangoon (1995). See more »

Quotes

Bill Markham: Tomme, I want you to come with me. Momme wants you to come home.
Kachiri: He is finished with mothers. I am his woman now.
Bill Markham: You stole my son.
Tomme: Dadee.
Bill Markham: He took you from me, from Momme.
Tomme: That was long ago.
Bill Markham: I just want you to see the home that you came from.
Tomme: This is my home. It will be the home of my children.
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beautiful
15 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Touching, well-paced, sad, uplifting, absorbing. Good acting, good writing. Lots of meaning, lots of symbolism, but never in your face, never tiring. Mystical stuff that's presented well and believably. A movie at once so ambitious and so real and so well-done...there just aren't very many in its league. Action, love, adventure, drama, striking images, succinct dialog. Amazing.


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