The Mosquito coast

United States, 1986

Film

Based on the novel of the same name by Paul Theroux and adapted for the screen by Paul Schrader, the film tells the story of an eccentric inventor who, sick of seeing the world deteriorate around him, takes his family from their Massachusetts farm to the dark jungles of Honduras to start a fresh new life. However all does not run smoothly in their new jungle paradise and it is not the utopia of his dreams. Stars Harrison Ford, River Phoenix, Helen Mirren and Martha Plimpton.

Credits

director
producer

Jerome Hellman

production company

Jerome Hellman

Saul Zaentz

Duration

01:53:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325021

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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