3.5/10
2,340
33 user 16 critic

Fire on the Amazon (1993)

Trailer
2:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
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 »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Two If by Sea (1996)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A couple steals a Matisse painting on contract. They manage to escape the police. The sale takes place 4 days later on an island. Things don't go as planned.

Director: Bill Bennett
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Stephen Dillane
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A soon-to-be-married man encounters an exciting stranger after his plane suffers an accident on takeoff.

Director: Bronwen Hughes
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A struggling writer takes a job with the mob to make ends meet.

Director: Frank Rainone
Stars: Sandy Colosimo, James Lorinz, Stephen Lee
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

M.J. lives together with her girlfriends Amanda and Frankie in a house in Beverly Hills. While she tries to keep her career going, her personal life is becoming a mess. Things start to heat... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Irmas
Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Sandra Bullock, Kris Kamm
Hangmen (1987)
Action | Thriller | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Rob Greene has information about an undercover terror team inside the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is advised to stay undercover by his supervisor Andrews. ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Rick Washburn, Dog Thomas, Keith Bogart
Who Shot Pat? (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A coming-of-age tale set in Brooklyn during the late '50s which centers around the high school life of a group of teens that have to deal with racial tensions at their interracial vocational high school.

Director: Robert Brooks
Stars: David Edwin Knight, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Otto
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

While watching TV, ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God. Advised by the Almighty to go into business for himself, Codman inaugurates his own religion, founded on a philosophy of selfishness.

Director: Daniel Adams
Stars: Jonathan Penner, Gerald Orange, Sandra Bullock
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine
Premonition I (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.

Director: Mennan Yapo
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Amber Valletta
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Outlaw Joam Garral makes a clandestine journey down the crocodile and piranha infested Amazon river to attend his daughter's marriage. Not only must he brave the dangers of the Amazonian ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Tom Verica, Barry Bostwick
Ghost Ship (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.

Director: Steve Beck
Stars: Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... R.J.
Sandra Bullock ... Alyssa Rothman
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bares all in the wilds See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Peru

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2000 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Iquitos, Peru See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

During the sex scene Jeff has his bandages on and off during shoots. He also seems to have his shirt on after he was completely naked on previous shoots. See more »

Quotes

Alyssa Rothman: Write about what you feel, not about what you see. OK?
See more »

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

Available in both R and unrated versions. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Deep in the hot and steamy jungle...
25 May 2000 | by mhawfield-2See all my reviews

Deep in the hot and steamy Amazon jungle, activist Alyssa Rothman (Sandra Bullock) helps a brash photojournalist (Craig Sheffer) investigate the assassination of a famous environmentalist, at the risk of their own lives.

So goes the tag line for this film. I believe that Sandra Bullock wanted to block Roger Corman at New Concorde (formerly New Horizons) from releasing this title NOT because of the nude scene (which really isn't, just shadows and hints of nudity) but because of the thin plot. But it is the nudity angle that will drive the rental market on this direct to video release.

It is only interesting to see Sandra in the film before she became a big star in Speed. Short running time makes it easier to watch as well (78 minutes on the R rated, 85 minutes on the Unrated version).


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed