The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.
John Lee Hancock
John Carroll Lynch
With the sudden death of his father, fourth-generation prospector Kenny Wells sees the family business, Washoe Mining, rapidly decline and him out of business. But ambitious Kenny has a dream, a vivid vision that promises mountains of brilliant and pure gold in the lush jungles of remote Indonesia; an aspiration which the well-known, yet still unlucky geologist Michael Acosta shares. Before long, down-on-his-luck Kenny will convince the eager geologist to become his partner and set off on an adventure deep into uncharted territory, while in the meantime, he would hunt for investors. Unfortunately though, as the risky expedition begins without a single speck of gold or the promise of it on the horizon, disease and failure will begin to threaten the short-lived dream. However, is it indeed an intriguingly bold and reckless fantasy?Written by
1880 Or So
Written by Tom Verlaine (as Thomas Verlaine)
[Also incorrectly co-attributed to Billy Ficca, Richard Lloyd and Fred Smith]
Performed by Television
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
The synopsis of this film couldn't be more misleading. This is NOT 'a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia', like the synopsis suggests. It's more like an office drama set in the big city, with only sporadic scenes of actual gold hunting. It has completely the wrong focus and is told in a way that the viewer can't help but feel detached from everything that's happening on screen.
Part of the problem is that this film is supposed to be based on a true story, yet the whole thing feels like pretentious Hollywood crap. It's dull and emotionless. The entertainment in this film is restricted to only a few scenes, while the rest of the film is just extended scenes of dialogue, which the audience couldn't care less about. Speaking of the dialogue, a lot of scenes at the start are mumbled and difficult to understand, which only added to my dissatisfaction.
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