Directed by Peter Weir. Starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Andre Gregory, Martha Plimpton, Butterfly McQueen, Jason Alexander. (1986, PG, 117 min.)
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Oct. 14, 1999
The Texas Union Council presents a semester-long series co-sponsored each week by a different TUC committee; this week's program is co-sponsored by the Environmental Committee. Mosquito Coast was adapted for the screen by Paul Schrader from Paul Theroux's novel. Harrison Ford plays an obsessive inventor who moves his family to the remote jungle of Central America. Along the way to creating his utopia, he makes the fatal error of playing god.