The North Fork of the St. Lucie River so resembled the Amazon that it was used for stunt shots in the James Bond (Roger Moore) film Moonraker, released in 1979. Star Roger Moore watched as a stuntman took his role while boats were blown up along the the river. The scene lasted an estimated 30 seconds in the film. To see shots of the river from the film, visit IMDB for the speedboat in action and the  sail plane.

NORTH FORK OF THE ST. LUCIE RIVER SEEN IN JAMES BOND'S "MOONRAKER"

To see even more, check out the city's YouTube "Film Crews Tour the St. Lucie River" 

 and a longer movie clip.