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Eureka (1983)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 20 May 1983 (UK)
In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems.

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Arctic prospector Jack McCann, after fifteen years of solitary searching, becomes one of the world's wealthiest men when he literally falls into a mountain of gold in 1925. Years later, in 1945, he lives in luxury on a Caribbean island that he owns. But his wealth brings him no peace of mind as he copes with Helen, his bored, alcoholic wife; Tracy, his dear, but headstrong, daughter who has married a dissolute, philandering social-climber; and Miami mobsters who want his island to build a casino. His life is entangled with the obsessions of those around him with greed, power, and debauchery against a background of occult symbolism. Written by Jerry Caplin <JCaplin001@aol.com>

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Richer than Getty, stranger than Hughes, the bizarre tale of Jack McCann.

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$123,572
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Writer Paul Mayersberg was already fully aware of the true story behind the film when he was brought on to write the script. Several years prior to writing Eureka (1983), someone else had come to Mayersberg with a copy of the same book, "Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?". See more »

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When Jack is run off his motorbike by Charles and Jack gets into Charles's car, a person in a yellow raincoat is reflected in the window of the car. See more »

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Jack McCann: There's gold, and it's haunting and haunting. It's luring me on as of old. And it isn't the gold that I'm wanting, so much as just finding the gold. It's a great big broad land way up yonder, it's the forest where silence has lease. It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder. It's the stillness that fills me with peace.
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Referenced in Watching the Alien (2003) See more »

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always described as flawed
14 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Roeg draws on Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes, as well as Skakespeares tempest and some Robert Service to create this tale of a man who "once had the world, now i just have the everything". a film of thems and more subplots than plot-and many themes. hackmann is a perfect Roeg actor-like Sutherland, Fox and Bowie, but some other performances are not as comfortable, or not as well written -particularly the women. A film that is worth repeated viewing


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