Twenty years after discovering gold in the Canadian wilderness, Jack McCann (Gene Hackman) is a reclusive multi-millionaire living on his own Caribbean island with his alcoholic wife and troubled daughter. But his paradise haven is threatened by mobsters who want to build a casino on his land.
I’d rather watch Roeg fail than lesser - and less interesting - directors succeed. Eureka is, ultimately, a failure. The last third in particular, when it shifts to a very strange and very tedious courtroom drama, is more or less unwatchable. Prior to this disappointing ending, Roeg’s aesthetic and some interesting scenes - especially the beginnings in the Yukon - are enough to recommend it to Roeg fans. To others, there’s probably too little in the way of plot to wholeheartedly recommend it as an introduction. Better to start with Walkabout or Don’t Look Now.