The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast (1986)

He went too far.

  • Genre: Drama, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1986-11-26
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 448 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Weir
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From 448 Ratings


Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous results.

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  • Harrison Ford

    as Allie Fox
  • Helen Mirren

    as Mother Fox
  • River Phoenix

    as Charlie Fox
  • Conrad Roberts

    as Mr. Haddy
  • Martha Plimpton

    as Emily Spellgood
  • Andre Gregory

    as Reverend Spellgood
  • Dick O'Neill

    as Mr. Polski
  • Jadrien Steele

    as Jerry Fox
  • Michael Rogers

    as Francis Lungley
  • Hilary Gordon

    as April Fox
  • Rebecca Gordon

    as Clover Fox
  • Jason Alexander

    as Hardware Clerk
  • Butterfly McQueen

    as Ma Kennywick
  • Tiger Haynes

    as Mr. Semper
  • William Newman

    as Captain Smalls
Production Jerome Hellman Producer
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Directing Peter Weir Director
Writing Paul Schrader Screenplay
Production Peter Weir Producer
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Editing Thom Noble Editor
Production Saul Zaentz Executive Producer
Directing Mark Egerton First Assistant Director
Directing Steve E. Andrews Second Assistant Director
Directing Philip A. Patterson Third Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Bruce Ericksen Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Ken Weston Boom Operator
Lighting Reg Garside Gaffer
Camera Robin Alan Knight Key Grip
Camera Ross Erickson Dolly Grip
Art John Wingrove Art Direction
Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
Writing Paul Theroux Novel
Crew Vic Armstrong Stunt Double