A commercial aircraft crashes in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, leaving only a handful of survivors. Their hopes of being rescued aren’t very good, as the Amazon proves to be even more hostile than the terrifying plane crash which brought them there: they must cope with piranhas, deadly snakes, flesh-eating ants, poisonous plants, hostile tribes, and more.
C. Thomas Howell – Dr. Alex Kennedy
Thomas Howell started working in the film industry at the age of 7. In 1981, he was cast as Tyler in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Shortly thereafter, he nabbed the lead in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic The Outsiders, starring opposite Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, and Tom Cruise. It was Howell’s gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable, ‘Ponyboy Curtis’ that made him a household name virtually overnight.
Earmarked as one of the most promising young actors of the 1980s, Howell’s career soon skyrocketed with roles in films such as Red Dawn, The Hitcher, and Soul Man. Since then, Howell has been in consistent demand with filmmakers for the last 25 years, appearing in favourites such as That Night, Gettysburg and Hidalgo.
Today he can be seen in the series Southland, on CBS’ Criminal Minds, recently on The Glades on A&E and Torchwood on the Starz Channel. He also just completed filming a key role in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
Carol Alt- Karen Oldham
Discovered while waiting tables in a restaurant during her freshman year at Hofstra University, Carol Alt became a successful model with the Elite Agency. After a long career gracing the covers of many magazines and appearing in exercise videos, she began acting in European films. Most of her films are made and released in Italy. Besides appearing in “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit videos, she has also worked on the second “Supermodels in the Rainforest” project. Both Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood have run stories about her and occasionally she is a guest commentator.
Chris William Martin - Jimmy Stack
He first became an actor after answering a cattle call for a new teen drama Fifteen (1991) which was to film in Vancouver. Chris, who had barely passed high school drama, walked off the street with 4000 other kids and was one of 15 to get the part. The series ran for three years, during which it was picked up by Nickelodeon and filmed out of their studios in Florida.
He landed his next starring role as Jamie Novak in the series Madison (1993), a critically-acclaimed high school drama that won Martin a Gemini nomination for Best Actor. Martin made his feature film debut playing the title role in Carl Bessai’s Johnny (1999), which won him a Jury Citation for Outstanding Performance from the Toronto Film Festival.
Fabiana Udenio – Pia Claire
She has worked as a character actress for more than 20 years, often playing the foreign beauty, whether it be Italian, Brazilian or Ukrainian. She has worked extensively in film and television with starring roles in such movies as Summer School (1987) and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), and she has landed recurring roles in the series Mad About You (1992). Along with her role on Amazon, she has appeared as a guest star in such shows as Cheers (1982), NYPD Blue (1993) and Baywatch (1989).
Tyler Hynes - Will Bauer
A Canadian born actor from Toronto, Ontario, Tyler has starred in many TV shows including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999) and Tales from the Neverending Story (2001).