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Where the River Runs Black (1986)

An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

Neal Jimenez, David Kendall (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Father O'Reilly
Alessandro Rabelo ... Lazaro
Ajay Naidu ... Segundo
Divana Brandão ... Eagle Woman
Peter Horton ... Father Mahoney
Castulo Guerra ... Orlando Santos
Conchata Ferrell ... Mother Marta
Dana Delany ... Sister Ana
Chico Díaz ... Raimundo (as Chico Diaz)
Marcelo Rabelo Marcelo Rabelo ... Lazaro - 4 Years Old
Ariel Coelho Ariel Coelho ... Francisco
Paulo Sergio Oliveira Paulo Sergio Oliveira ... Jose
Mario Borges Mario Borges ... Brother Carlos
François Thijm François Thijm ... Luis
Geraldo Salles Geraldo Salles ... Priest in Confessional
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Storyline

Father O'Reilly, an older priest, tells the story of Father Mahoney, Eagle Woman, and their son Lazaro. It's magic realism in the Amazon. Mahoney is a radical priest who ventures upstream where the river runs black. He encounters the beautiful and enchanting Eagle Woman, who can change from a dolphin to a woman. A few years later, their child Lazaro witnesses inter-loping gold prospectors commit a brutal and traumatizing murder. He goes to the city in Father O'Reilly's care, and there he sees the murderer, who's a politician. Lazaro seeks revenge, which puts him in further danger. He runs back into the jungle, where the dolphins may be his best hope for help. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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dolphin | jungle | river | brazil | priest | See All (12) »

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Deep in the Amazon, a woman more beautiful than a vision gave birth to a child of mystery... and a legend began.

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Beautifully shot movie
27 March 2001 | by wjwflipperSee all my reviews

I have this movie taped from HBO since it was aired in 1987. It is one of my favorite movies. It is beautifully shot in the amazon, the sounds of the jungle add a lot to it also. I really like the story line it has great characters. You really do not see movies made like this except once in 10 years it seems.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lazaro See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$676,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$676,166
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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