The Mosquito Coast 1986 Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix

Friday, 5 April 2019  |  Admin

While building the town set in Belize, the crew unearthed an ancient Mayan temple. The Belize government, declared the site an important historical find. River Phoenix & Ford had a close bond. Ford recommended him for the part of the young Indy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).Harrison Ford considers this to be his favourite movie.During casting River Phoenix was passed on several times for the role of Charlie Fox for being too old (he was 15). When no other Charlie could be found, Phoenix's audition was brought in again to director Peter Weir and he decided to put the age issue aside and give Phoenix the job.River Phoenix was raised in the Children of God cult. River was motivated to act in the movie because he recognized the many similarities between the film and his childhood.The film flopped at the box office which was mainly attributed to Harrison Ford's performance, which many critics too forced and over-the-top.

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