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.


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


  2. Rospo Pallenberg


Top Billed Cast

  1. Powers Boothe

    Powers Boothe

    Bill Markham

  2. Charley Boorman

    Charley Boorman


  3. Meg Foster

    Meg Foster

    Jean Markham

  4. Yara Vaneau

    Young Heather

  5. William Rodriguez

    Young Tommy

  6. Estee Chandler

    Estee Chandler


  7. Dira Paes

    Dira Paes


  8. Eduardo Conde

    Eduardo Conde

    Uwe Werner

  9. Ariel Coelho

    Padre Leduc

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Emerald Forest
The Emerald Forest

Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?