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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Tom Schulman (story)
Tom Schulman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 February 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On the trail of an amazing discovery he finds an explosive adventure! See more »
Plot:
An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Solid rainforest drama See more (54 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John McTiernan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tom Schulman (story)

Tom Schulman (screenplay) and
Sally Robinson (screenplay)

Produced by
Sean Connery .... executive producer
Donna Dubrow .... producer
Beau Marks .... line producer
Andrew G. Vajna .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Jesus Buenrostro 
Don Diers 
 
Set Decoration by
Enrique Estévez  (as Enrique Estevez)
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance  (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)
 
Makeup Department
Raúl Sarmiento .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roberto Bakker .... production manager
Joel Marx .... production supervisor
Anna Roth .... unit production manager
Tamara Smith .... post-production supervisor
Jerry Sobul .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillermo 'Memo' Carreno .... second assistant director
Caíque Martins Ferreira .... first assistant director: second unit
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director
Batan Silva .... first assistant director (as Sebastián Silva)
Fred Waugh .... second unit director (as Fred M. Waugh)
 
Art Department
René Marquéz .... props
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Ben Zeller .... construction coordinator
Carl Zeller .... general foreman
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Flick .... sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer
Maciek Malish .... adr editor
Cindy Marty .... dialogue editor
Thomas P. McNamara .... assistant sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... post sync dialogue
Roy Seeger .... first assistant sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... foley recordist
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Jose A. Cordero .... special effects technician
Michael Garcia .... special effects
Dean Lockwood .... special effects assistant
J.J. Makaro .... special effects assistant
Michael Weis .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Joel Hynek .... special visual effects consultant
 
Stunts
Gustavo Campos .... stunts
Jorge Luis Corzo .... stunts
Júlio Martínez .... stunts
John Saint Ryan .... stunts (as John Ryan)
Gil Torres .... stunts
Rafael Valdez .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Watson-Johnston .... stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunt coordinator (as Fred M. Waugh)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Agganis .... assistant camera
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Brett Laumann .... electrical best boy
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Paul Sibley .... rigger
Paulo Souza .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hans Georg Struhar .... dresser: actors
 
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Ann-Giselle Spiegler .... assistant post-production coordinator
John W. Stuart .... operator: editDROID (as John Stuart)
Ed Stabile .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Arturo Curiel .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Flavio Chaves .... location manager: second unit
Mary Lou Devlin .... production coordinator
Emily Gamboa .... production coordinator
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler
Miguel Gurza .... animal handler
Yvette Gurza .... animal wrangler
Tracy L. Kettler .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Kolin .... assistant location manager
Pat Loveall .... unit projectionist
Fernando Serzedelo .... location manager: Brazil
Ann-Giselle Spiegler .... production assistant
Fátima Toledo .... acting coach
Fátima Toledo .... choreographer (as Maria Fatima Toledo)
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter
Harry Kopoian .... airport liaison: Mexico (uncredited)
 

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106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Sean Connery's hairstyle in this movie was based upon composer Jerry Goldsmith's well-known ponytail. Meeting the composer at a cocktail party, Connery started the conversation by saying, "I want your hair." Goldsmith replied, "You can't have it, it's mine." Connery, and even the film's producers themselves, felt Goldsmith's "pulled back ponytail" fit the character of Robert Campbell very well.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Sean Connery is entering a hut when it is raining (Timestamp 19:41), you can see the special effects hose spraying the water on the left hand side of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
[after the rescue]
Dr. Robert Campbell:Don't cry.
Dr. Rae Crane:[sobbing] You said I could cry all I want.
Dr. Robert Campbell:Oh yes, I did, didn't I? Okay. Go ahead, knock yourself out.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Last Action Hero (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
That Old Black MagicSee more »

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39 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Solid rainforest drama, 9 December 2001
Author: discogoth from Toronto, Canada

When this movie came out in 1992, many critics seemed to feel that it was mediocre, or average at best. Even as a hardcore Connery fan I avoided the film simply based on a handful of reviews I had read in the media at the time.

Fast forward nearly ten years and the mixed reviews here on imdb reinforced my apathy towards the film. It wasn't until I borrowed a copy through a local library that I finally watched the movie just now, and I fail to see why it's supposedly not up to par. I thought it was a fine film in most respects: the storytelling was good, the dialogue was snappy, the cinematography was wonderful, and it had a positive message. It's not an action movie, but I never felt bored at all...if anything, it was a refreshing change of pace and scenery, and Sean Connery continues to astound me with his versatility. His acting was superb, which is not really a big suprise, but he seemed more into this role than some others I've seen him in. Even the wig and ponytail looked real!

Like a lot of other people, I found Lorraine Bracco's character quite annoying, almost insufferable at certain points, but that's the whole point: her character is supposed to be like that, and the truth is that if she didn't come across as so irritating then that would have been failed acting skills on her part. I think she did a great job at being annoying, which is what she was supposed to do. I imagine that if you took some ivy league lab rat scholar and dumped them right in the middle of a situation and place that's totally foreign to them, you'd probably get a reaction like the one she portrayed. I found the two leads had a good chemistry, and the constant tension and conflict between them was very convincing and helped to propel the story along.

All in all an enjoyable film, but some of the other aspects could have and should have been expanded. I felt that they spent too much time searching the trees for the plant they needed, and the whole conflict with the developers was thrown in at too late a juncture. These aren't major failings however, so I'd recommend the film to anyone looking for something a bit different, and it's a must for any Connery fan. Don't wait ten years to see it simply because some critics didn't think it was a masterpiece. Screw the critics!

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