Land Great Britain/USA
Director Nicolas Roeg
Script Paul Mayersberg from the book "Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?" by Marshall Houts
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Editing Tony Lawson
Music Stanley Myers
Production Designer Michael Seymour
Costumes Marit Allen
Starring Gene Hackman (Jack McCann), Theresa Russell (Tracy), Rutger Hauer (Claude Maillot Van Horn), Mickey Rourke (Aurelio D'Amato), Ed Lauter (Perkins), Joe Pesci (Mayakofsky)
Producer Jeremy Thomas
Production Recorded Picture Company/JF Productions
Length 129 Min.
Format 35 mm, colour
"Most of the classic stories of gold-lust have ended with the loss of the gold, as it blows away to dust. EUREKA is different. The hero keeps the gold, but he gets blown away to dust. A man who has everything, Jack McCann, loses his head. It is Roeg's CITIZEN KANE, with Eureka as Xanadu, and a hero with his own Rosebud (in this case, a Philosopher's Stone that falls when he dies) and even a cockatoo. But McCann is not William Randolph Hearst: he is more like Orson Welles. When you have achieved your dream, your ultimate, your ecstasy, what do you do with the rest of your life? You experience a spiritual death. You die twice, which makes you hard to kill at the end, because you have been there before" (Neil Sinyard).
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