The Emerald Forest (1985)

R 06/26/1985 (US) ActionAdventureDrama 1h 54m

What kind of man would return year after year for ten years to rescue a missing boy from the most savage jungle in the world? His father.

Overview

For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when Bill's adventure truly begins. For his son is now a grown tribesman who moves skillfully through this beautiful-but-dangerous terrain, fearful only of those who would exploit it. And as Bill attempts to "rescue" him from the savagery of the untamed jungle, Tommy challenges Bill's idea of true civilization and his notions about who needs rescuing.

  1. John Boorman

    Director

  2. Rospo Pallenberg

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Powers Boothe

    Powers Boothe

    Bill Markham

  2. Charley Boorman

    Charley Boorman

    Tomme

  3. Meg Foster

    Meg Foster

    Jean Markham

  4. Yara Vaneau

    Young Heather

  5. William Rodriguez

    Young Tommy

  6. Estee Chandler

    Estee Chandler

    Heather

  7. Dira Paes

    Dira Paes

    Kachiri

  8. Eduardo Conde

    Eduardo Conde

    Uwe Werner

  9. Ariel Coelho

    Padre Leduc

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