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
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The Adventure Movie of the Year.
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Did You Know?
According to director John Boorman
's book "Money Into Light - The Emerald Forest: A Diary" (1985), Boorman's initial choice for the part of the son Tomme was C. Thomas Howell
. When Howell was unavailable, John decided to use his own son Charley Boorman
for the part. See more
Can you smell it? The oxygen? 40% of the world's oxygen is produced here in the Amazon.
Come on, Uwe, oxygen doesn't smell. It's... the rot, the decay.
Also the blossoms.