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R| 3 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
In the early 1960s, missionary Martin Quarrier (Aidan Quinn) arrives in Brazil with his wife, Hazel (Kathy Bates), and their son, Billy (Niilo Kivirinta), to convert the Niaruna people. Martin's efforts to help the natives go against the advice of Rev. Leslie Huben (John Lithgow) and upset Hazel, who fears the tribe. Meanwhile, white-educated Native American Lewis Moon (Tom Berenger), sent to convince the Niaruna to move away to make room for gold mining, is adopted by the tribe as a god.

Cast: Tom Berenger , Aidan Quinn , Kathy Bates , John Lithgow , Daryl Hannah , Tom Waits , Stênio Garcia , Nelson Xavier

Director: Hector Babenco

Genres: Adventure

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Release Date: January 1st, 1991|3 hr. 7 min.

fan reviews ( 2 )
  • December 02, 2012 wv00000000132908
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    On the top of the intelligent classics.

  • June 05, 2010 equineed
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    This is the best movie starring Kathy Bates ever made. She plays a missionary in Brazil with co-stars John Lithgow, Tom Berenger, and Darryl Hannah. Unforttunately, since the Brazilian Indian children were nude, this movie got an X rating so not many people saw it. It is a real shame that it got the rating since it is an accurate depiction of the lives in the rain forest and the part warring missionary groups played against the corruption of the Brazilian government. An absolute must see for any Kathy Bates or John Lithgow fans, as well as for anyone interested in the natives of the rain forests.

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