Director: Nicolas Roeg Cast: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer


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A reclusive, unhappy gold magnate finds his isolated tropical paradise threatened by the intrusion of organized criminals in director Nicolas Roeg's convoluted, arty drama. Gene Hackman stars as Jack McCann, a one-time gold prospector who his parlayed the discovery of a rich deposit in the Canadian wilderness into an immense fortune. Instead of satisfaction, McCann's wealth leads to depression and paranoia, and he moves to a remote island and withdraws from the world. The bulk of the film centers on what has become of McCann some thirty years later, as he attempts to deal with a troubled daughter (Theresa Russell) and the attentions of the Mafia, who want to build a new casino on his tropical home. As the pressures increase, his efforts to protect his property and maintain his family become increasingly desperate, culminating in an extended public trial. Even stranger and more stylized than most of Roeg's work, the disjointed Eureka will seem incomprehensible and painfully pretentious to those with little patience for his indirect narratives and purposefully exaggerated approach. Devoted fans, however, will find further proof of the director's impressive visual sense, especially during the film's earlier sequences.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2003
UPC: 0883904129875
Original Release: 1981
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Jack McCann
Theresa Russell Tracy
Rutger Hauer Claude Maillot von Horn
Jane Lapotaire Helen McCann
Ed Lauter Perkins
Mickey Rourke Aurelio
Joe Pesci Mayakofsky
Helena Kallianiotes Frieda
Corin Redgrave Worsley
James Faulkner Roger
Cavan Kendall Pierre de Valois
Joe Spinell Pete
Frank Pesce Stefano
Norman Beaton Byron Johnson
Emrys James Judge
Ann Thornton Jane
Emma Relph Mary
John Vine Julian
Tim Van Rellim Police Chief
Ellis Dale Jury Foreman
Lloyd Berry Olaf
Timothy Scott Webb
Ian Tracey Joey
Raimund Stamm Patron
Tommy Lane Miami Chauffeur
Thomas Heaton Man Blowing off Head

Technical Credits
Nicolas Roeg Director
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Del Baker Stunts
John Beard Art Director
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Tony Lawson Editor
Ted Lloyd Production Manager
Paul Mayersberg Screenwriter
Stanley Myers Score Composer
John-Clay Scott Stunts
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
Michael Seymour Production Designer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Alex Thomson Cinematographer
Tim Van Rellim Associate Producer

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