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Fire on the Amazon (1993)

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In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers, forges an alliance with Indians to protest... See full summary »

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Ataninde (as Juan Fernandez)
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Sandra
Ramsay Ross ...
Pistoleiro
David Elkin ...
Lucavida
Jorge García Bustamante ...
Valdez (as Jorge Garcia Bustamente)
Baldomero Cáceres ...
Pedro (as Baldomero Caceres)
Carlos Victoria ...
Miguel
Reynaldo Arenas ...
Djamori
Ramón García ...
Chato (as Ramon Garcia)
Eduardo Cesti ...
Rafael Santos
Natalia Torres ...
Nacia Santos
Graciela Cahuas ...
Santos' Daughter
David Killerby ...
Father Benacio
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In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers, forges an alliance with Indians to protest deforestation, he is assassinated. O'Brien, a US photo-journalist who has no skills as an investigator, wants a story when he thinks the police have framed and murdered an innocent Indian as the assassin. In his search for the truth, he involves Lysa Rothman, who worked for Santos and with whom he falls in love. As he gets deeper into trouble with the cops and the real assassin, he not only needs Lysa's help but that of the Indians' leader. How many will die so O'Brien can get his story? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language, areas of strong violence and a scene of strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Shot in 1990, not released until 1993. See more »

Goofs

At 1:08, Valdez bursts into Nacia's home and threatens R.J. His rank epaulets both display 4 gold stripes. In the next scene, there are 4 stripes on his right shoulder, but only 3 on the left. See more »

Quotes

Alyssa Rothman: Write about what you feel, not about what you see. OK?
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At the beginning of the credits the following is shown: "Every day, more than 70,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed. The loss to humans and science is incalcuable." See more »

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14 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK. So this I have watched the movie 2x. Im not gonna say it was a great movie, but it wasn't totally horrible. the ending made me cry. If you aren't a Sandra Bullock fan then I suggest you don't watch it. But if you are a true Sandra Bullock fan then watch it. It is always interesting seeing the work that was done before they hit it big. Fire on the Amazon does have a storyline if you pay attention to it. I mean Im only 17 and see things and understand things then a lot of the adults I know. Basically if you like Sandra Bullock watch the movie. The movie may not be the greatest but it is worth watching. Many people don't like this movie but personally I don't hate it. There is one scene in it that is shocking if you have seen a lot of Sandra's movies. It is kinda awkward if you watch it with your family. So I warn you ahead of time to be prepared for it.


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