PG | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An inventor spurns his city life and moves his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.
During casting, River Phoenix was passed on several times for the role of Charlie Fox for being too old (he was fifteen). When no age-appropriate Charlie could be found, Phoenix's audition tape was brought in again to director Peter Weir and, impressed by Phoenix, he decided to put the age issue aside and give him the job.
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.
Allie Fox: Look ...
The "Ice from Fire" technique for using heat, ammonia and hydrogen was actually invented in 1824 by the English scientist Michael Faraday.
$110,313 30 November 1986