The Mosquito Coast (1986) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher and with nature are only small obstacles to his obsession. Based upon a Paul Theroux novel.

    - Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>
  • Allie Fox has never been a man to do things by the book. An avid inventor, he is a troubled genuis given to intense moods and an incredible drive. Seemingly on a whim, he shifts his family to the jungles of Central America, telling his children that America "is gone". Determined to create a civilization better than the one he has abandoned, Fox's obsession and mania might pull his family through, or it might pull them apart.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>


This film has it all! It is a fascinating look at the humanist mindset. Basically, it goes like this: Allie (Harrison Ford) is a genius...

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