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Release Date:
2000 (Finland) See more »
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Fight fire with fire See more »
Plot:
In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Uuugh! Wretched! See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Craig Sheffer ... R.J.

Sandra Bullock ... Alyssa Rothman

Juan Fernández ... Ataninde (as Juan Fernandez)

Judith Chapman ... 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
Edwin Mayer ... Pedrosa
Diana Quijano ... Journalist
Peter Vernard ... Journalist
John Malley ... Journalist
Kirf Nieft ... Journalist
Enrique Vargas ... Tapper
Gilberto Torres ... Police #1
German Ballsteron ... Police #2 (as German Ballesteron)
Lourdes Mindreau ... Woman at the Bar

Directed by
Luis Llosa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luana Anders  (as Margo Blue)
Catherine Cyran  writer
Beverly Gray  screenplay

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Luis Llosa .... producer
Margarita Morales Macedo .... associate producer
Steven Rabiner .... associate producer
Fernando Vasquez de Velasco .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Roy J. Ravio 
 
Cinematography by
Pili Flores-Guerra 
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Goodman (recut)
Michael Thibault 
 
Casting by
Steven Rabiner 
 
Art Direction by
Manolo Castillo 
Javier Durán 
 
Makeup Department
Verónica Oliart .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mike Elliott .... executive in charge of production
Sara King .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Alexander .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Raul Mondragon .... assistant art director
Miguel Stein .... assistant art director
Rossana Tasso .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Rosa Maria Alvarez .... boom operator
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... dialogue editor (as Nick Forshager)
Mike Jackson .... dialogue editor
Scott C. Kolden .... sound re-recording mixer
Edgar Lostaunau .... sound (as Edgar Lostanau)
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Jeremy Pitts .... sound assistant
Paul Ratajczak .... adr mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... foley editor
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Dennis Sager .... chief engineer
Reinhard Schreiner .... sound effects editor
Camilla Mauritzson Skjaerbaek .... sound effects editor (as Camilla Mauritzson)
Joel E. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Eddie Urrutia .... special effects assistant
Fernando Vasquez de Velasco .... special effects
 
Stunts
José Luy .... stunt coordinator (as José 'Chino' Luy)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Bergna .... assistant chief lighting technician
Juan Durán .... camera operator
Luis Morales .... assistant chief lighting technician
Carlos 'Conan' Muniz .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Muñiz)
Eugenio Prado .... focus puller
Alonso Quijano .... grip assistant
Cesar Revilla .... gaffer
Gustavo Saenz .... grip
Guillermo Tapia .... first assistant camera
Fernando Vega .... assistant chief lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Espinoza .... wardrobe assistant
Marisa Zuin .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Ron Cabreros .... apprentice editor
Tor Cummings .... second assistant editor
Casey Dake .... apprentice editor
Beth Dewey .... assistant editor
Michael J. Ferrari .... assistant editor
Diana Kaufman .... post-production assistant
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production coordinator
Jordan Levine .... first assistant editor
Ray Morfino .... color timer
 
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Bobby Muzingo .... composer: additional music
Bobby Muzingo .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Rocio Llado .... script supervisor
Vicky Rios .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for strong language, areas of strong violence and a scene of strong sexuality
Runtime:
87 min | Argentina:102 min | Germany:78 min | USA:78 min (R-rated version) | UK:87 min (video)
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Sandra Bullock placed duct tape on her breasts during the filming of the love scene so that she could know for sure nothing would be visible that she didn't want seen. She also made the production company sign a contract stating which parts of her were not to be shown.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the sex scene Jeff has his bandages on and off during shoots. He also seems to have his shirt on after he was completely naked on previous shoots.See more »
Quotes:
Alyssa Rothman:Write about what you feel, not about what you see. OK?See more »
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Uuugh! Wretched!, 1 July 2000
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

I guess everyone has to start somewhere. This 1993, direct to video film harkens back to the beginning of Sandra Bullock's film career when she was probably thrilled to get a B movie script. Actually, to call this a B movie would be the kindest of prevarications. It was nowhere near that good. A mediocre plot was marred by dreadful directing, wretched cinematography and awful acting.

The film starts out like a recruiting film for the protest arm of the Sierra Club, with people locked in human chains to keep loggers from cutting down the rainforest. The leader is assassinated and then our heroine (Sandra Bullock), teams up with a whacked out photo journalist (Craig Sheffer) to find the killer and expose corruption. At this point it tries to convert to an action adventure thriller in the jungles of the Amazon.

It fails.

There are so many things to criticize in this film, I hardly know where to begin. Let's try cinematography. The color quality was awful, scenes were constantly out of focus and the lighting was poor. We had overexposures, and underexposures with no regard to effect. How about audio? The sound was muddy, the music was poor. And acting? The acting was amateurish, bumbling and shrill.

Directing? Luis Llosa must have been on a tight budget. It seems like he did the whole film in one take. Actors were flubbing lines all over the place, but the cameras kept rolling.

Okay, but what about Sandra? She was a raw talent at this point (in more ways than one). This film provides us with her one and only nude scene, which may be its only claim to fame. But don't rush to the movie store to rent it because of this. Though it is clear she is fully unclad, you really see nothing, which is probably a blessing. I love Sandra Bullock, but let's face it, she has a body only Popeye could love, and adds nothing to a film by appearing in the buff. Actually, her acting here showed promise, especially in one scene where she is trying to revive a child just rescued from a fire. But there is a clear difference in her skills and confidence compared with present day.

This film is a must NOT see for anyone, especially Sandra Bullock fans. Why mar your good opinion of her. I rated this film a 2/10. It is an appalling waste of time. Why they revived it, I can only wonder.

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