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Fire on the Amazon (1993)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... R.J.
... Alyssa Rothman
... Ataninde (as Juan Fernandez)
... 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
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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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Rated R for strong language, areas of strong violence and a scene of strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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 »

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An abomination
21 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Of all the movies I have seen, this is one of the five or so I have ever watched which makes me believe that animals were actually tortured on the set. This is no lie. I implore anyone to watch this movie, especially during the fire scenes and tell me that no animal was harmed during the making of this "film". A scene with a python is especially disturbing. You'll know it when you see it. Prove me wrong, please.


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