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The Emerald Forest ()


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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

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  • Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.
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Bill Markham
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Jean Markham
Yara Vaneau ...
Young Heather
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Young Tommy
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Heather
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Tomme
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Kachiri
Eduardo Conde ...
Uwe Werner
Ariel Coelho ...
Padre Leduc
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Perreira
Mario Borges ...
Costa
Átila Iório ...
Trader (as Atilia Iorio)
Gabriel Archanjo ...
Trader's Henchman
Gracindo Júnior ...
Carlos
Arthur Muhlenberg ...
Rico
Chico Terto ...
Paulo
Ruy Polanah ...
Wanadi
Maria Helena Velasco ...
Uluru
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Caya
Paulo Vinicius ...
Mapi
Aloisio Flores ...
Samanpo
Joao Mauricio Carvalho ...
Monkey
Isabel Bicudo ...
Kachiri's Cousin
Patricia Prisco ...
Kachiri's Cousin
Silvana de Faria ...
Pequi
Alexandre Cappelli ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior (as Alexandre Fontes)
Antioni Japones ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Candido Silveira ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Diocelio Nascimento ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Fabio Da Silveira ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Fernando Pires ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior / Fierce Tribe Warrior
Haroldo Da Silva Pampolha ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Itakati Croaia ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Jorge Luiz Coelho De Mello ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Jose Ademir Dos Santos ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Marcos Tuantagno ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
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Invisible Tribe Warrior (as Mesquita)
Nilsen Accioli ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior (as Nilson Accioly)
Sergio Martins ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Wanderley ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Wladimir Oliveiro ...
Invisible Tribe Warrior
Ana Lucia Dos Rei ...
Tribeswoman
Elidia Moraes ...
Tribeswoman
Elisette Costa Oliveira ...
Tribeswoman
Ivana Barbosa Freitas ...
The Tribeswomen
Jurema Carvalho ...
Tribeswoman
Walkiria De Freitas ...
Tribeswoman
Claudio Moreno ...
Jacareh
Antonio Rodriguez Neto ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Coluene Kodwell ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Delnilto Gomes ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Guto Macido ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Iran Magalhaes ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Jandir Carvalho Leite ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
José Maria Carvalho ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
José Maria Gomes De Silva ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Luiz Carlos Felix ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Luis Fernando Machado ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
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Fierce Tribe Warrior (as Luiz Roberto Devreiro)
Marcela Toneao ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Ricardo Costa De Sousa ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Ronaldo Alves ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Sergio Espirito Santo ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior
Welison De Azvedo Santos ...
Fierce Tribe Warrior

Directed by

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John Boorman

Written by

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Rospo Pallenberg ... (written by)
 
Leonard Greenwood ... (article "Long Hunt for Son Ends in Success, but -") (uncredited)

Produced by

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John Boorman ... producer
Michael Dryhurst ... co-producer
Edgar F. Gross ... executive producer

Music by

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Brian Gascoigne
Junior Homrich

Cinematography by

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Philippe Rousselot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ian Crafford

Casting By

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Flávio R. Tambellini

Production Design by

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Simon Holland

Art Direction by

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Marcos Flaksman
Terry Pritchard

Costume Design by

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Clovis Bueno
Christel Kruse Boorman

Makeup Department

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Anna Dryhurst ... makeup artist
Paul Engelen ... key makeup artist
Peter Frampton ... makeup artist
Luis Michelotti ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Roberto Bakker ... production manager
Andrew Montgomery ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alexis Cahill ... third assistant director: second unit
Mike Higgins ... key second assistant director
Barry Langley ... first assistant director
Jaime A. Schwartz ... assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Mann ... stand-by constructor
Barry Wilkinson ... property master
Simon Wilkinson ... stand-by propman

Sound Department

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Ron Davis ... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Peter Marinker ... special dialogue advisor
Jim Perry ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Philip Sharpe ... set model maker
Phil Stokes ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Tony Willis ... effects cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Marc Boyle ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jean-Pierre Baronsky ... gaffer
Gale Tattersall ... camera operator
Dan Mindel ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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Paul Hirsh ... musician: ethnic flutes

Transportation Department

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Flavio Chaves ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Valeria Costa Amorim ... production assistant
Judi Bunn ... production coordinator
Gita V. Engelhart ... production coordinator
Roberto Ferreira ... choreography assistant
Gary Gillingham ... production accountant
Jose Possi ... choreographer: tribe
James R. Powell ... production assistant
Pat Rambaut ... continuity

Thanks

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Hector Babenco ... thanks
Jake Eberts ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on a true story, Powers Boothe plays an American dam engineer in Brazil. Boothe's son (played by Charlie Boorman - son of director John Boorman) is kidnapped by a rain forest tribe, and raised as one of their own. Boothe continues to look for him and after many trials and adventures, stumbles upon him. Written by A. Felhofer

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Taglines What kind of man would return year after year for ten years to rescue a missing boy from the most savage jungle in the world? His father. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Emerald Forest (World-wide, English title)
  • La forêt d'émeraude (France)
  • La selva esmeralda (Spain)
  • John Boorman's The Emerald Forest (Australia)
  • Zümrüt ormani (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Charley Boorman, who plays Powers Boothe's son Tommy, is the son of director John Boorman. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Demon Queen (1987). See more »
Quotes Bill Markham: Why did you take my son?
Wanadi: One day, i was hunting at the Edge of The World when Tomme appeared and he smiled; and even though you were a Termite Child, I had not the heart to send you back to The Dead World.
Tomme: Why are they called The Termite People?
Wanadi: They come into The World and chew down all the grandfather trees. Just like termites.
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