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>
Richer than Getty, stranger than Hughes, the bizarre tale of Jack McCann.
Did You Know?
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
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
Once I had it all. Now I just have everything.
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