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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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Fire? Not even smoke. 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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Shot in 1990, not released until 1993.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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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Fire? Not even smoke., 7 July 2000
Author: Scoopy from Budapest

A movie filmed in 1990, with a limited 1993 release, and a video finally released in 2000. Tell you anything?

It's a typically cheapozoid Roger Corman flick about the disappearing rainforest. The film is only 78 minutes long, and about half of it is a digression that takes place in an Indian village.

Here's the general idea. A famous indigenous environmentalist is killed. Although it is obvious that the money interests wanted him out of the way, the murder was performed with an arrow to feign an Indian attack, so the local police somehow decide to arrest a taciturn Indian who "hangs himself" in his cell after signing a full confession. There's a new plot twist, eh?

When the Indian's fellow tribesmen come for his body, a local North American environmentalist (Sandra Bullock) and a magazine reporter (Craig Sheffer) try to talk to them. They are unresponsive so, on the spur of the moment, the Americans follow the Indians up the river to their reservation.

Pause. Let's think about that. Sheffer and Bullock see the Indians paddling upstream, so they commandeer a canoe and follow. They don't know the terrain, they don't know how far it is to the destination, they have no supplies, they don't even have insect repellent, and they're in a stolen canoe paddling through the unfamiliar jungle, surrounded by crocs, snakes, bad guys, corrupt legal authorities, and stone age tribesmen.

Sheffer is shot from the underbrush, their canoe overturns, and they just decide to saunter through the rainforest in a random direction, even though night is approaching, they are soaking wet, and Sheffer has a gunshot wound. Well, as luck would have it, they are captured by indigenous people - the very ones they were seeking - and after some negotiations the tribe finally agrees to advance the plot somewhat:

1. They possess secret herbs that cure the wound

2. They perform a scientific autopsy on the guy who "hanged himself", thus proving he was dead before the hanging.

3. They possess more secret herbs that make Sandra Bullock want to make nice-nice for hours with the reporter (whom she had previously detested).

Well, now that the ice is broken, the lovebirds are constantly stealing a kiss on the corner of dirt roads, or in sleazy taverns filled with environmental terrorists and would-be competitors in the Anthony Quinn lookalike contest, and all of this romance is pursued with the same nonchalance you'd have with your best girly on the streets of London.

This movie might take the award for the most abrupt ending ever. Bullock and Sheffer are pursued by about a zillion heavily armed bad guys, including all possible legal authorities. They are trapped on a dock, machine guns to the front of them, water to the rear, with only about a minute left in the film.

A minute to resolve such a predicament?? Well, I'm not going to tell you how it ended.

The production values are execrable. The photographic quality is about equal to your dad's home movies, and the sound track is both inappropriate and cheesy. In other words, the director defied the odds and managed to make a bad script into an even worse movie.

I guess you know by now that Sandra did a dimly lit nude scene, and this is a rarity in her career, but she has said that she had her essentials taped down for this scene, so I don't know exactly what we are looking at. Maybe some Pebbles and Bam-Bam band-aids.

Incidentally, it seems there are still several minutes missing from the DVD cut. According to other comments, the original unrated cut was 85 minutes, but the unrated DVD release is 78. I suspect, however, that the clamor to restore the director's vision will be somewhat quieter than the one concerning "A Touch of Evil".

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