Fire on the Amazon
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|Fire on the Amazon|
Fire on the Amazon DVD cover
|Directed by||Luis Llosa|
|Produced by||Luis Llosa|
|Written by||Luana Anders|
|Music by||Roy J. Ravio|
|Edited by||Robert L. Goodman|
|Distributed by||Concorde-New Horizons|
|78-102 min (depending on cut)|
In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers, forges an alliance with Natives to protest deforestation, he is assassinated. O'Brien, a US photo-journalist who has no skills as an investigator, wants a story when he thinks the police have framed and murdered an innocent Native as the assassin. In his search for the truth, he involves Alyssa Rothman, who worked for Santos and with whom he falls in love. As he gets deeper into trouble with the cops and the real assassin, he needs not only Alyssa's help but also that of the Natives' leader.
As reported on A&E's Biography on November 18, 2005, in an interview clip with the film's director, the film was a harrowing experience in many ways. Bullock was concerned that the canoe she was riding could have possibly tipped over and dumped her in dangerous waters.