After becoming disorientated with the American dream, a genius inventor moves his family from the land of the free to the central american jungle to start life over.
The scale of this movie is impressive. Over a fairly standard two-hour run time, science and religion have a fight to the death, the inherent anarchic nature of man is revealed and you witness the rise and fall of a micro civilization.
It also sports an impressive cast, River Phoenix (who also narrates the story), Helen Mirren and Andre Gregory are all on watchable form although I was really surprised with Harrison Ford as the animated, belligerent savant who can't see the wood for the trees.
A thrilling yarn and worth an attempt if you are fan of Ford or Peter Weirs 80s work.