History Film / TheMosquitoCoast

24th Mar '16 1:26:47 PM eroock
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* OpeningNarration: "My father [[{{Foreshadowing}} ''was'']] an inventor...

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: "My father [[{{Foreshadowing}} ''was'']] an inventor...
24th Mar '16 12:23:42 AM Mdumas43073
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22nd Mar '16 3:04:27 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Mosquito Coast'' is a 1986 American film directed by Creator/PeterWeir, based on the eponymous novel by Paul Theroux.

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''The Mosquito Coast'' is a 1986 American film directed by Creator/PeterWeir, Peter Weir, based on the eponymous novel by Paul Theroux.
31st Oct '15 2:06:41 PM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Eagleland}}: Ouch.. Allie goes for The Boorish flavor.

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* {{Eagleland}}: Ouch..Ouch. Allie goes for The Boorish flavor.
31st Oct '15 8:11:22 AM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Eagleland}}: Ouch.. Allie goes for flavour 2.

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* {{Eagleland}}: Ouch.. Allie goes for flavour 2.The Boorish flavor.
31st Oct '15 8:01:26 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Mosquito Coast'' is a 1986 American film directed by Peter Weir, based on the eponymous novel by Paul Theroux.

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''The Mosquito Coast'' is a 1986 American film directed by Peter Weir, Creator/PeterWeir, based on the eponymous novel by Paul Theroux.
31st Jan '15 8:50:10 AM fgenzo159
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17th Apr '14 2:30:20 PM VicGeorge2011
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Pre-Seinfeld Creator/JasonAlexander as a hardware store clerk.
17th Apr '14 12:57:00 PM billthetaylor
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The film was a commercial failure at the time, which many believed was due to audiences not being able to accept Ford, whose big claim to fame was playing lovable rogues such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, in such an unlikable role. Despite this, Ford still cites the film as one of his personal favorites from the work he's done.

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The film was a commercial failure at the time, which many believed was due to audiences not being able to accept Ford, whose big claim to fame was playing lovable rogues such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, in such an unlikable role.role (JackNicholson was reportedly the original choice for the role). Despite this, Ford still cites the film as one of his personal favorites from the work he's done.



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Allie Fox himself]].



* PapaWolf: Averted, subverted, deconstructed and pretty much anything in between. Despite all his talk of doing it for the greater good it seems pretty clear from early on that Allie Fox cares less about his family and more about his unrealistic and ultimately doomed utopia - so much so that he manipulates his family with lies about America being destroyed by a nuclear war so just so he can go on forcing them to live in his unhealthy and unrealistic do-it-yourself survivalist fantasy paradise.

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* PapaWolf: Averted, subverted, deconstructed and pretty much anything in between. Despite all his talk of doing it for the greater good of his wife and children it seems pretty clear from early on that Allie Fox cares less about his family and more about his unrealistic and ultimately doomed utopia - so much so that he manipulates his family with lies about America being destroyed by a nuclear war so just so he can go on forcing them to live in his unhealthy and unrealistic do-it-yourself survivalist fantasy paradise.



* SanitySlippage: Allie Fox goes from an arrogant inventor with good intentions [[spoiler:to risking his family's life by forcing them to live on the river with very little resources, refusing to listen to any sort of reason, and claiming that America is dead and gone.]]

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* SanitySlippage: Allie Fox goes from an arrogant inventor with good intentions [[spoiler:to risking his family's life by forcing them to live on the river with very little resources, refusing to listen to any sort of reason, and claiming that America is dead and gone. This self-destructive insanity ultimately leads to Allie getting killed by an evangelical preacher he'd been at odds with shoots Allie for setting his capitalistic home on fire.]]
16th Feb '14 4:32:35 AM m8e
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Pre-Seinfeld JasonAlexander as a hardware store clerk.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Pre-Seinfeld JasonAlexander Creator/JasonAlexander as a hardware store clerk.
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