A courageous and serious film that explores the limits of the mythic American virtues of persistence, inventiveness, and rugged individualism. Allie Fox (Harrison Ford) is an eccentric inventor, a wildly optimistic can-do kind of guy. Disgusted with what he perceives to be a dying
America, Fox takes his wife (Helen Mirren) and four children, including 15-year-old Charlie (River Phoenix), to an unsettled area near Honduras called the Mosquito Coast. Fox buys the deed to an isolated town that turns out to be nothing but a few shacks and a handful of residents. But he
mercilessly pushes his family, the locals, and himself, driven by an obsessive desire to recreate soc...