Directors: Frank Marshall
Cast: Herkermer Homolka: Tim Curry; Dr. Karen Ross: Laura Linney; Captain Munro: Ernie Hudson; Richard, Elliot’s Assistant: Grant Heslov; R.B. Travis, TraviCom CEO: Joe Don Baker; Boyd, Audience at Elliot’s Lecture: Stuart Pankin; College President (Elliot’s Boss): James Karen; Moira, Audience at Elliot’s Lecture: Mary Ellen Trainor; Prof. Arliss Wender, MIT: Lawrence T. Wrentz; Assistant: Romy Rosemont; Dr. Peter Elliot: Dylan Walsh; Amy: Lorene Noh; Amy The Gorilla: Misty Rosas; Eleanor Romy: Carolyn Seymour; William: Bill Pugin
Taglines: Where you are the endangered species
Storyline: Greed is bad, this simple morality tale cautions. A megalomaniacal C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter- in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon’s Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiance. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall.