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Fire on the Amazon (1993)

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Deforestation of the Amazon is forcing indigenous Indians away, so few men can profit from cattle. Opposition gets killed. A US photojournalist tries to investigate. Activist Alyssa helps him.

Director:

Luis Llosa

Writers:

Luana Anders (as Margo Blue), Catherine Cyran | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... R.J.
Sandra Bullock ... Alyssa
Juan Fernández ... Ataninde (as Juan Fernandez)
Judith Chapman ... Sandra
Ramsay Ross Ramsay Ross ... Pistoleiro
David Elkin David Elkin ... Lucavida
Jorge García Bustamante Jorge García Bustamante ... Valdez (as Jorge Garcia Bustamente)
Baldomero Cáceres Baldomero Cáceres ... Pedro (as Baldomero Caceres)
Carlos Victoria Carlos Victoria ... Miguel
Reynaldo Arenas Reynaldo Arenas ... Djamori
Ramón García Ramón García ... Chato (as Ramon Garcia)
Eduardo Cesti Eduardo Cesti ... Rafael Santos
Natalia Torres Natalia Torres ... Nacia Santos
Graciela Cahuas Graciela Cahuas ... Santos' Daughter
David Killerby David Killerby ... Father Benacio
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Storyline

In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers, forges an alliance with Indians to protest deforestation, he is assassinated. O'Brien, a US photo-journalist who has no skills as an investigator, wants a story when he thinks the police have framed and murdered an innocent Indian as the assassin. In his search for the truth, he involves Lysa Rothman, who worked for Santos and with whom he falls in love. As he gets deeper into trouble with the cops and the real assassin, he not only needs Lysa's help but that of the Indians' leader. How many will die so O'Brien can get his story? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fight fire with fire See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, areas of strong violence and a scene of strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot in 1990, not released until 1993. In several countries, it was re-released again after 1994, to capitalize on the popularity that Sandra Bullock had gained after Speed (1994). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Chato is flying R.J. and Alyssa out in his single-engine float plane. He is shown pulling two "throttles" back as the sound of the engine revs up, but immediately above his hand the needle on the RPM gage is pegged on zero. See more »

Quotes

Alyssa Rothman: Write about what you feel, not about what you see. OK?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the credits the following is shown: "Every day, more than 70,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed. The loss to humans and science is incalcuable." See more »

Alternate Versions

1996 re-cut version added 31 seconds to the steamy love scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Going Overboard (2012) See more »

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You mean they actually got paid to make this mess?
14 May 2001 | by dustykingSee all my reviews

The male star's vocabulary consisted of "one word" The word that would get 'erased' at least fifty times if we were to think this horrible movie would ever make it to the TV screen for humans to watch.


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Country:

USA | Peru

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 July 2000 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire on the Amazon See more »

Filming Locations:

Iquitos, Peru See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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