The Mosquito Coast
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1986
Director: Peter Weir
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085393-622121
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 14, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#966)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Allie Fox is fed up with an America that "buys junk, sells junk, eats junk." So with a mocking "Goodbye, America! Have a nice day," the brilliant inventor (nine patents, six pending) leads his trusting wife and four children into the remote jungles of Central America to carve out a new society.

After teaming up on Witness, Harrison Ford and director Peter Weir (The Truman Show) reunite for this adventure about utopia gone haywire. A movie icon for Star Wars Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Ford here explores the dark side of heroism – and creates a spellbinding character from the pages of Paul Theroux's bestseller. Hellen Mirren, Martha Plimpton and the late River Phoenix co-star.
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Genres
Adventure
Action
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Saul Zaentz Company
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Pan & Scan), Main Feature (Widescreen)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Peter Weir....Director
Writing
Paul Theroux....Original Material By
Paul Schrader....Screenwriter
Production
Saul Zaentz....Executive Producer
Jerome Hellman....Producer
Cinematography
John Seale....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Thom Noble....Film Editor
Music
Maurice Jarre....Composer
Sound
Chris Newman....Production Sound Mixer
Alan Splet....Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Berger....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Boekelheide....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David Parker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
John Stoddart....Production Designer
Gary Jones....Costume Designer
Bruce Ericksen....Costume Designer
Judy Lovell....Make-up Artist
John Wingrove....Art Director
Dpecial Effects Unlimited
Bruce Steinheimer....Visual Effects
Cast
Harrison Ford....Allie Fox
Helen Mirren....Mother
River Phoenix....Charlie
Jadrien Steele....Jerry
Hilary Gordon....April
Rebecca Gordon....Clover
Jason Alexander....Clerk
Dick O'Neill....Mr. Polski
Alice Sneed....Mrs. Polski
Tiger Haynes....Mr. Semper
William Newman....Captain Smalls
Andre Gregory....Reverend Spellgood
Melanie Boland....Mrs. Spellgood
Martha Plimpton....Emily Spellgood
Raymond Clare....Convert 1
Emory King....Man at Bar
Conrad Roberts....Mr. Haddy
Michael Rogers....Francis Lungley
Tony Vega Sr.....Mr. Maywit
Aurora Clavell....Mrs. Maywit
Butterfly McQueen....Ma Kennywick
Michael Opoku....Bucky
Adolpho Salguero....Drainy
Rafael Cho....Leon
Sofia Coc....Alice
Margarita Coc....Verny
Wilfred Peters....Dixon
Luis Palacio....Peaselee
Mercenaries
Juan Antonio Llanes
Abel Woolrich
Jorge Zepeda