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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »

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Martin Quarrier
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Wolf
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Stênio Garcia ...
Boronai
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Father Xantes
José Dumont ...
Commandante Guzman
Niilo Kivirinta ...
Billy Quarrier
S. Yriwana Karaja ...
Aeore
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Ruy Polanah ...
Carlos Xavante ...
Tukanu
Ione Machado ...
Pindi
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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians themselves. Hazel is terrified of the Indians while Martin is fascinated. Soon American pilot Lewis Moon joins the Indian tribe but is attracted by Leslie's young wife, Andy. Can the interaction of these characters and cultures, and the advancing bulldozers of civilization, avoid disaster? Written by Reid Gagle

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An adventure beyond the limits of civilization, faith and passion.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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6 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Jugando en los campos del Señor  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,342,903 (USA)
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Both John Huston and Milos Forman planned to helm this, while Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Richard Gere were attached to it over the years. See more »

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Lewis Moon: The Lord made Indians the way they are. Who are you people to make them different?
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Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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Halfway to Heaven
Written by Nicky Holland, Hal David, Franne Golde
Performed by Céline Dion
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Marvelous!
15 September 2015 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is not your typical adventure movie. This is a marvelous drama about culture clash - the clash of civilization and nature. I will not spent time to describe everything here, because words are really not enough. Despite not being popular, this movie is among my favorites and a must-see I could say. Very very good story, amazing views, especially the aerial ones, wonderful music and great acting.

Speaking of acting, everybody love Tom Berenger and Daryl Hannah, but I must give credit also to Aidan Quinn and especially Kathy Bates, whose acting in this movie I like the most.

I am not aware who are the people playing the native tribes, but they deserve a great credit for good acting too.

This movie is greatly underrated, so do not consider IMDb or another score and just go and see it.


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