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800 Leagues Down the Amazon
800 Leagues Down the Amazon
Actors: Daphne Zuniga, Tom Verica, Barry Bostwick, Adam Baldwin, E.E. Bell
Director: Luis Llosa
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
PG-13     2001     1hr 25min

On an ark the size of a house, they quietly headed down the Amazon. For the others, it was a chance for adventure. For outlaw Joam Garral, it was the only way he could go back to Brazil. And while the muddy Amazon water hi...  more »


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Actors: Daphne Zuniga, Tom Verica, Barry Bostwick, Adam Baldwin, E.E. Bell
Director: Luis Llosa
Creators: Luis Llosa, Margarita Morales Macedo, Roger Corman, Jackson Barr, Jay Aubrey, Jules Verne, Laura Schiff
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Studio: New Concorde
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/31/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/14/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Considering the wonderful masterpieces Jules Verne gave us, it's hard to believe that this dull and lifeless movie is based on a novel he wrote. At any rate, 800 LEAGUES DOWN THE AMAZON is so poorly scripted, edited, acted and directed, I'm sure the actors involved don't include this on their resumes! Barry Bostwick plays a wealthy plantation owner who has a deep dark secret which bounty hunter Adam Baldwin stumbles upon. Bostwick also has a daughter (Daphne Zuniga in a horrible Hayley Mills impersonation) who has just accepted a marriage proposal from kindly doctor Tom Verica (American Dreams). Only problem is he wants to be married further down the Amazon because his mother is sick and wouldn't be able to come to the plantation for the wedding. So Bostwick builds this incredibly overwrought boat replete with piano, tables, etc, and they head down the Amazon. Of course, nasty Baldwin worms his way on board and blackmails Bostwick wanting not only money but his daughter's hand in marriage. They encounter arrow wielding natives, who look like they're all of 10 years old; piranhas that look amazingly like goldfish, and alligators with horrible overbites. The movie is laconic to say the least, culminating in a totally preposterous last minute ending. Stick to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Mysterious Island or Journey to the Center of the Earth for good movies from Mr. Verne. This one is not a jewel at all."
One of the worsts ever watched
Who Cares | lalaland, usa incorporated | 01/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"loose script, lousy directing, horrible acting, the female actress is perhaps one of worst ones like that matrix guy who could never act but with a pretty face. the whole movie is just like going-nowhere purposeless drive to an dead end. i threw it away to the garbage can after cursed it to the finish. wasted money bought this junk. three stars? give me a break."