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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

R 12/06/1991 (US) DramaRomance 3h 9m

An adventure beyond the limits of civilization, faith and passion.


Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians themselves. Hazel is terrified of the Indians while Martin is fascinated. Soon American pilot Lewis Moon joins the Indian tribe but is attracted by Leslie's young wife, Andy. Can the interaction of these characters and cultures, and the advancing bulldozers of civilization, avoid disaster?

  1. Héctor Babenco

    Screenplay, Director

  2. Peter Matthiessen


  3. Vincent Patrick


  4. Jean-Claude Carrière


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Berenger

    Tom Berenger

    Lewis Moon

  2. John Lithgow

    John Lithgow

    Leslie Huben

  3. Daryl Hannah

    Daryl Hannah

    Andy Huben

  4. Aidan Quinn

    Aidan Quinn

    Martin Quarrier

  5. Tom Waits

    Tom Waits


  6. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Hazel Quarrier

  7. Stênio Garcia

    Stênio Garcia


  8. Nelson Xavier

    Nelson Xavier

    Father Xantes

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Full Cast & Crew

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $36,000,000.00

Revenue $1,345,903.00


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