• The Mosquito Coast (1986)

The Mosquito Coast

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: Adventure , Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: House, Wife, Daughter, 1980s, Intense, Moving, Family, Emotional, Brooding, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

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

  • 50
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Mosquito Coast is a work of consummate craftsmanship and it's spectacularly acted, down to the smallest roles (Martha Plimpton as a classically obstreperous preacher's daughter, for example), but its field of vision is as narrow and eventually as claustrophobic as Allie's. [28 Nov 1986]

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture