An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher, and with nature are only small obstacles to his obsession. Based on the novel by Paul Theroux.Written by
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Due to principal photography on this movie, Harrison Ford and Director Peter Weir famously missed the 1986 Academy Awards Ceremony, for which they had been nominated for Witness (1985), in the Best Actor and Best Director categories, respectively. Witness (1985) went on to win two Oscars, for Best Film Editing and Best Original Screenplay, after being nominated for eight, including Best Picture. See more »
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My father was an inventor, a genius with anything mechanical. Nine patents, six pending. He dropped out of Harvard, "to get an education", he said. I grew up with the belief that the world belonged to him, and that everything he said was true.
Look around ya, how did America get this way? Land of promise, land of opportunity. Give us the wretched refuse of your teeming shores. Have a Coke. Watch TV.
Have a nice day.
Go on welfare. Get free money. Turn to crime - crime pays in this ...
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Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Words attributed to Dorothy A. Thrupp (uncredited)
Music by William B. Bradbury (uncredited)
Performed by The Ron Hicklin Singers
Conducted by O.D. Hall Jr. (as O.Q. Hall) See more »
Harrison Ford should have received an Oscar for this Performance
I have read the book and watched the film, and because of Harrison Ford's uncanny portrayal of the lead character he should have received an Oscar. There is an eerie scariness in the coming to life inventor- father to a mad scientist with humanistic touches. The book gave deep and colorful look at this man, but Ford alone made him transition from words to life. A deep look at someone with high ideals who becomes disillusioned at American way of life.
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