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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 (USA)
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The movie's Eureka (1983) title has two basic meanings. First, it refers to the catch-phrase exclaimed by a gold-digger when striking gold, as what Jack McCann (Gene Hackman) discovers in the film. Second, as a consequence of this, McCann names his Jamaican dream house "Eureka" in the Carribean this name. 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 »

Quotes

Jack McCann: Once I had it all. Now I just have everything.
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Featured in Big Audio Dynamite: E=MC2 (1985) See more »

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Soap opera
4 July 2013 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a thriller or court drama , please go somewhere else . There is no murder mystery as the summary for the movie might suggest . "Eureka " is more of a soap opera . We have few stories here : about father who doesn't accept her daughters husband , about man from old generation that can't find his place in modern world , about wife and husband that can't communicate with each other . Unfortunately , the plot here is very muddled and it's hard to understand what this movie is all about .

Gene Hackman and Rutger Hauer both give good performances . It was good to see Theresa Russell naked . The beginning of the movie at the Arctic and the death scene are possibly the best moments of the movie . After that I've lost interest in the movie . Still , it's not bad . I give it 3/10.


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