At Play in the Fields of the Lord
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Year:
Duration:
189 min
Genres:
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.7
Director:
Hector Babenco
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1991-12-06
Filming Locations: Canaima National Park, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela
Earnings
Budget: $36,000,000
Opening Weekend: $118,162 (USA) (6 December 1991)
Gross: $1,342,903 (USA) Filming Dates 18 June 1990 - 18 December 1990 Related Links
Cast
Actor
Character
Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
John Lithgow
Leslie Huben
Daryl Hannah
Andy Huben
Aidan Quinn
Martin Quarrier
Tom Waits
Wolf
Kathy Bates
Hazel Quarrier
Stênio Garcia
Boronai
Nelson Xavier
Father Xantes
José Dumont
Commandante Guzman
Niilo Kivirinta
Billy Quarrier
S. Yriwana Karaja
Aeore
Jose Renato Lana
Uyuyu
Ruy Polanah
Kori
Carlos Xavante
Tukanu
Ione Machado
Pindi
Edwirges Ribeiro
Taweeda
Mutah Pataxo
Mutu
Shannon O'Hurley
Song Performer (uncredited)
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Trivia
James Cameron has acknowledged that the film was a thematic influence for Avatar (2009).
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Producer Saul Zaentz first tried to make this film in 1965, only to find that MGM owned the rights. He kept trying to buy them every time there was an administrative change at MGM up until 1989 when new studio heads Jay Kanter and Alan Ladd Jr decided that MGM would not be making the film. Zaentz still had to pay $1.4 million for the rights.
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To study for his role as a Christian missionary, Aidan Quinn went undercover with the Wycliffe Bible Translator group in Belem, Brazil, passing himself off as a born again Christian from the American Midwest.
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Quotes
Leslie Huben: Moon, you're under the influence of a dangerous drug, we need to know where you are.
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Billy Quarrier: [Billy is dying of Black Swamp Fever and he knows it] Dad, why does God hate me?
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Martin Quarrier: The next time you strike an Indian for any reason whatsoever, it is you who is going to be sent away. They are different from us, they don't understand! And besides that, it could be very dangerous for us all.
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Faq
Q
Is this movie based on a book?
A
At Play in the Fields of the Lord is adapted from the 1965 novel of the same name by American author Peter Matthiessen.
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Photos from cast
Tom Berenger