• The Mosquito Coast (1986)

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Release Date: November 26th, 1986

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
A brilliant but unstable inventor and his family create what they hope will be their Utopia in Central America.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Dame Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Jason Alexander, Dick O'Neill

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • The movie has been directed and acted so well, in fact, that almost all my questions have to do with the script: Why was the hero made so uncompromisingly hateful? show more

  • The picture's blandness - and hollowness - is startling when you consider the collaborators. [26 Nov 1986]

  • A courageous and serious film that explores the limits of the mythic American virtues of persistence, inventiveness, and rugged individualism. show more

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