Based on a true story, Powers Boothe plays an American dam engineer in Brazil. Boothe's son (played by Charlie Boorman - son of director John Boorman) is kidnapped by a rain forest tribe, and raised as one of their own. Boothe continues to look for him and after many trials and adventures, stumbles upon him.Written by
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The movie's opening prologue states: "This film was made in the Rain Forest of the Amazon and is based on real events and actual characters". See more »
Tomme, I want you to come with me. Momme wants you to come home.
He is finished with mothers. I am his woman now.
You stole my son.
He took you from me, from Momme.
That was long ago.
I just want you to see the home that you came from.
This is my home. It will be the home of my children.
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I actually grew up near the city of Belem, shown in the beginning of the movie, and spent 18 years in the region. I also spent time in many of the Indian tribes in the area, including being "adopted" into one at the age of five.
The movie does a great job of showing many aspects of life in the jungle, including some of the lawlessness. The costumes are fairly authentic, and portrayal of many tribal customs is well done. The manhood ceremony is closely based on authentic ceremonies that happen in most tribes.
Altogether, about as good as you can expect from something that is not intended to be a documentary.
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