Dance of the Dwarfs

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  • PG
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 3.8  (321)

Dance of the Dwarfs is a 1983 adventure movie directed by Gus Trikonis and based on the novel "The Skulking Way of War" by George Higgin. The movie stars Deborah Raffin, Peter Fonda, and John Amos in the leading roles. The movie explores the unknown territory of the Amazon rainforest, where a group of scientists, adventurers, and native people embark on a perilous journey to unravel the mystery of a lost tribe of dwarfs.

The story begins when anthropologist Dr. Frank Morgan (Peter Fonda) receives a peculiar package from his friend and colleague, Dr. Caroline Weir (Deborah Raffin). The package contains a jar filled with a strange substance that appears to be a fossilized dwarf hand. Dr. Morgan is intrigued by the discovery and sets out on a journey to Brazil to investigate further.

With the help of his friend, anthropologist and guide, Vincente DeValle (John Amos), Dr. Morgan sets up camp in the rainforest and begins his search for the lost tribe of dwarfs. Along the way, they encounter a group of poachers who are also after the dwarfs, and a rival team of scientists led by Professor Harry Bediker (Mel Ferrer) who are determined to find the dwarfs before Dr. Morgan does.

As they venture deeper into the jungle, Dr. Morgan and his team face numerous challenges and obstacles. They must navigate treacherous terrain, avoid deadly creatures like the anaconda, and confront fierce native tribes. Along the way, they are joined by a tribe of friendly natives who help them in their search and share their ancient knowledge of the forest.

As they uncover the secrets of the dwarfs, they learn that they are not just a myth but a real tribe with complex social structures and rituals. The dwarfs are a fiercely independent people who have managed to evade civilization for centuries. However, their existence is threatened by the intruders who seek to exploit and profit from their discovery. Thus, Dr. Morgan and his team must balance their scientific curiosity with ethical concerns and do what is right for the dwarfs and the jungle.

Overall, Dance of the Dwarfs is an action-packed adventure that takes the audience on a journey through the Amazon rainforest, filled with danger, suspense, and mystery. The movie is a visual delight, showcasing stunning images of the jungle and its inhabitants. The acting is also noteworthy, with Peter Fonda delivering a strong performance as the determined and passionate anthropologist, and Deborah Raffin bringing depth and nuance to her character. John Amos is also excellent as the wise and resourceful guide.

In conclusion, Dance of the Dwarfs is a must-watch for adventure lovers and anyone interested in exploring the unknown corners of the earth. It is a movie that will keep you engaged and entertained from start to finish, and leave you with a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty and complexity of our planet.

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    3.8  (321)