PG | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.
The film was made and released about five years after its source novel of the same name by Paul Theroux had been first published in 1981.
My father was an inventor, a genius with anything mechanical. Nine patents, six pending. He dropped out of Harvard, "to get an education", he said. I grew up with the belief that the world belonged to him, and that everything he said was true.
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At the end of the movie, as the family is going down the river to the ocean, a far shot of their houseboat shows a propeller wake as if their outboard motor was running. However, it wasn't running in the final scene; they were just drifting downriver.
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