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Title: Mosquito Coast

Date: 1986
Type: Drama
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Peter Weir

Harrison Ford is an inventor who moves his wife (Helen Mirren) and four children (including RIver Phoenix) to the central American jungle and builds a giant ice making machine. As an idealist he wants to build a new society that is the opposite to the decadent American way of life. The world does however intrude into his idealism and his obsessions start to push him over the edge. Harrison Ford and his character over dominate the film and Helen Mirren's talents are underused. This was not one of Harrison Ford's blockbuster films of the 1980's, despite some good direction from Peter Weir.


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River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
Martha Plimpton



Paul Theroux
Mosquito Coast