Based on a best-selling novel, this is the story of one man's attempt to create a utopian existence in the rain forest for his family, which evolves into a desperate fight for their lives.
From Saul Zaentz, the Academy Award-winning executive producer of "The English Patient," "Amadeus" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and multi-Academy Award-nominee Peter Weir, the director of "Witness," "Fearless" and "The Truman Show," comes this exhilarating drama starring Academy Award-nominee Harrison Ford ("Firewall," "The Fugitive"). Based on the best-selling novel by Paul Theroux, this film tells the story of one man's attempt to create a utopian existence in the rain forest for his family, which ultimately evolves into a desperate fight for their survival. Co-starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen," "Raising Helen") and River Phoenix ("Stand by Me," "My Own Private Idaho"), Butterfly McQueen ("Gone with the Wind," "Cabin in the Sky") and Jason Alexander (TV's "Seinfeld," "Shallow Hal"). Gene Siskel called this movie "a compelling story beautifully told and acted!"