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The Mosquito Coast (1986)

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Starring (View all)
Harrison Ford Harrison Ford
Allie Fox
Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
Mother
River Phoenix River Phoenix
Charlie
Dick O Dick O'Neill
Mr. Polski
Tiger Haynes Tiger Haynes
Mr. Semper


Written by
Paul Theroux Paul Theroux
(novel)
Paul Schrader Paul Schrader
(screenplay)


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A very good movie

13 years, 3 months ago at Jan 11 11:44
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Since I'm a huge fan of Harrison Ford, I definitely had to watch this movie at some point. It was the second time in a row that Ford worked with Peter Weir. Indeed, just a year before, they released ' Witness' which was critically lauded and a box-office success. This flick didn't become such a big hit, it has even become one of the more obscure movies starring Harrison Ford and there is actually ... read more
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Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous results.
Release date: 26 November 1986
UPC: 085393622121
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" How far should a man go to find his dream? Allie Fox went to the Mosquito Coast. He went too far. Allie Fox wanted to change the world. But the world as we know it wouldn't take him seriously. So he searched for a world away from the world...one that would change for him. And then he made the deadliest mistake of his life: finding that world. The Mosquito Coast is a 1986 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre Gregory, and River Phoenix. I"


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